Transition Plan for Strong Communities

Child Care

Affordable, high-quality child care is essential to support children’s health and development and address the care needs of working families. Federal policy must expand access to needed child care services and continue improving quality, health, and safety standards so that all children can grow and thrive.

Increase access to high-quality child care. ACF must continue to improve quality, health, and safety policies within the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. This should include maximal harmonization with the program’s standards and Caring for Our Children, 4th Edition.

Make quality child care affordable. Maximize access to federally subsidized child care services and ensure the program supports a robust network of high-quality providers to serve children and families.

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American Academy of Pediatrics