In 2018, Congress appropriated a $2.37 billion increase in funds to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). These funds were to: 1) support implementation of the 2014 reauthorization standards around eligibility, child care quality, health and safety, access to child care, and workforce supports; 2) serve additional families; 3) provide professional development for child care workers; and 4) increase provider payment rates. State leaders, with the support of state and national partners, have been developing and implementing their plans to spend the additional funds and support young children and their families in accessing high quality child care.

On this webinar, four experts from national organizations will share national trends and state stories about innovative strategies states are implementing with increased CCDBG funds. Presenters will discuss what challenges and successes exist across states, and what resources are available to state and federal leaders and advocates as they continue this work.

Experts include:

  • Christine Johnson-Staub, CLASP
  • Jacob Stewart, Child Care Aware of America
  • Karen Schulman, National Women’s Law Center
  • Carlise King, Child Trends

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