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Child Care and Development Block Grant Act

image in article Child Care and Development Block Grant ActThe Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) is the law that authorizes the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, which is administered by states, territories, and tribes. States use the CCDF to provide financial assistance to low-income families to obtain child care so they can work or attend an education program. States can also use CCDF dollars to improve the quality of the teaching workforce and support childcare programs to achieve higher standards. 

As a result of this law, childcare providers participating in accepting subsidies and vouchers must have in effect, health and safety requirements. States must certify that there are health and safety standards in place and that training requirements are appropriate to the provider setting and the age of the children served.

H&H Child Care Training Center (ChildCareEd) has developed the course Health & Safety Requirements for Childcare Providers. Topics covered in this course include basic health and safety requirements and best practices outlined in the CCDBG. This is a 10-hour course designed to help childcare providers fulfill necessary federal requirements. Check with your state licensing agency to ensure your state will accept this Health & Safety training. 

OCC Fact Sheet. Office of Child Care. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. (2022)

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