On Wednesday, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law. The law, which Congress passed with strong bipartisan support, reauthorizes the child care program for the first time since 1996 and represents an historic re-envisioning of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. You can watch video of the signing here.
A brief summary of the bill can be found on ECEC’s Federal Legislation and new proposals page. Keep a lookout for ECEC’s comprehensive bill analysis, including discussion of implementation timelines and implications for states and programs, coming soon!