Economic Policy

EconomicImprove Child Care Assistance Policy
Child Care Assistance plays the dual role of improving the quality of care for young children and helping to keep low-income parents working. The 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant, the major source of funding for Child Care Assistance, requires a number of updates to state administrative policies. The new requirements, along with the fact that key provisions of existing Child Care Assistance policy such as provider reimbursement rates have not been updated since 2002, provide an opportunity to make improvements to the Child Care Assistance structure.

Policy brief: Improve Child Care Assistance Policy (PDF)

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