We invite you to read the article Progress for Home Visiting, Child Care in Senate Budget Deal. published on February 7th, 2018 by First Five Years Fund on regarding child care in the news.
"Bipartisan Senate agreement proposes 5-year reauthorization for MIECHV, double funding for CCDBG
WASHINGTON –A deal negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to raise domestic spending caps included major victories for America’s young children from birth through age 5. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, was reauthorized for five years, alongside other health extenders. Additionally, the deal includes $5.8 billion over two years in funding for the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program – effectively doubling the program’s discretionary funding and paving the way for implementing important quality improvements to child care that a bipartisan majority of Congress approved in 2014..."
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