Child Care and Development Block Grant Information
California will receive an additional $253 million in CCDBG funds in 2018. No less than 8% of the new funds must be spent on quality improvements. In addition, no less than 3% must specifically target quality improvements to infant and toddler care.
At least 70% of remaining CCDBG funds must directly impact child care access for low-income children. Go to the full Analysis.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 re-authorized the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF). This federal funding helps states increase the affordability and quality of early care and education. The CCDBG Reauthorization outlined new and improved standards for quality child care and early learning. Click here for a legislative analysis of the Act.
Early childhood advocates convened to make recommendations to the State Legislature and the California Department of Education for implementing the CCDBG Act in 2015.
Topic Papers on Specific CCDBG Proposals in California:
- Consumer and Provider Education Information
- Stable Child Care Financial Assistance – Eligibility
- Health and Safety Requirements for Licensed Providers
- License-Exempt Child Care Providers
- Workforce Development and Quality Improvement
- Provider Reimbursement Rates
- CCDBG Guiding Principles
Advocacy Background and Resources, Winter 2018