State Child Care Subsidy Policies that Support Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships A Tool for States (CLASP)

This tool offers a menu of key subsidy policies that would help children in partnerships get and keep child care assistance and support child care providers in the provision of high-quality infant toddler care. It can be used to identify a state’s current child care subsidy policies and strategize what state child care subsidy policy changes could be made, whether to work toward those changes in the short- or longer-term, and whether those changes need state gubernatorial action, legislative action, or an administrative or regulatory change. As states anticipate changes to the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG, also known as the Child Care and Development Fund or CCDF)1 program—either through new rules promulgated by the federal Office of Child Care (OCC) or through a Congressional reauthorization of CCDBG2–this tool also helps forecast how state policies may be required to change as compared to current law.

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