This week, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bipartisan sponsored bill (S. 1086) to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) for the first time in over 17 years.
The CCDBG provides States with the resources needed to help low-income families gain access to quality and affordable child care and after-school programs.
Proposed changes to the CCDBG will:
- Improve the health and safety of children in child care settings and require annual inspections
- Provide more consumer/family information about the availability of child care and child care quality
- Enable children to have more stable, consistent child care assistance
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has simple, straightforward templates which you can utilize to inform your Senator of your support of the legislation.