Child Care Aware of America reports that the House of Representatives has advanced the Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization.
This is a huge win for working families in this country. This bill contains many common-sense measures for helping protect children in child care, such as requiring providers to undergo comprehensive background checks, ensuring annual inspections are conducted and requiring childcare providers receive training on CPR, first aid and safe sleep practices.
We are one step closer to ensuring children are safe and receiving quality early learning experiences while in child care. The research is clear, children’s early years are proven to be the most important time to create strong learners. This bill sets the standard families expect for their children.
Please join us to thank the House of Representatives for standing up for children and working families by voting yes to reauthorize CCDBG by clicking here.
Now that the House has passed the bill, the Senate will have to take it up again. Click here join us to urge your Senators to pass CCDBG out of Congress for the first time in 18 years.