Brief What Can CCDF Learn from the Research on Children's Health and Safety in Child Care?
Patti Banghart, J. Lee Kreader
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A major goal of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is to provide low-income children with access to high-quality care that supports their health and safety. CCDF requires states and territories to have laws to protect the health and safety of children in subsidized care and it requires states to use funds for quality initiatives including those to improve health and safety and to educate parents. This brief highlights recent research that can inform lead agencies in the states and territories as they consider ways to support state licensing and other systems that influence childrens health and safety.
Research Areas Health and health care Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State programs, budgets Hunger and food assistance State Children's Health Insurance Program Child care