Brief Implications of Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization for State Policies: Changes to Requirements for Legally Unregulated Child Care Providers
Sarah Minton, Katie Shantz, Lorraine Blatt
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The 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant will change how states and territories provide child care subsidies to low-income families. Families receiving federally funded child care subsidies can choose from different types of child care, including license-exempt providers (e.g., relatives or neighbors) who have generally faced relatively few regulations. Now, license-exempt providers in all states and territories will have to comply with additional requirements such as background checks and training. This brief describes state and territory policies for license-exempt providers before reauthorization and how those policies will have to change in the coming years.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Welfare and safety net programs Child care Early childhood education Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center