Fact Sheet Using the CCDF Policies Database
2018 Fact Sheets
Kelly Dwyer, Sarah Minton, Victoria Tran
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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides federal money to States and Territories to subsidize the cost of child care for low-income families. The detailed policies used to administer the programs vary widely across jurisdictions, with States and Territories establishing different policies for family eligibility, family copayments, provider payment rates, and provider eligibility requirements.

The CCDF Policies Database tracks the detailed State and Territory policies. The 2018 fact sheets demonstrate how to use the database search tool (https://ccdf.urban.org/search-database), and they provide examples of policies available from the database. The policy examples shown in the fact sheets are for unlicensed home-based providers:

  1. CPR and first aid training requirements
  2. Health and safety checklist requirements
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth Workforce
Tags Families with low incomes Workforce development Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Child care Early childhood education Kids in context Beyond high school: education and training Child care and workers Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center