Wednesday, January 27, 2016

State Accepts Feedback on Federal Funding Plan: CCDF

More about CCDF

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 reauthorizes the child care program for the first time since 1996 and represents a historic re-envisioning of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program.

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. CCDF also improves the quality of care to support children’s healthy development and learning by supporting child care licensing, quality improvements systems to help programs meet higher standards, and support for child care workers to attain more training and education.

Learn more about the law.

As the lead state agency for the CCDF block grant, the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) must submit a plan every three years for how the funding will be used to improve accessibility and quality of child care in our state.

Public Commentary Forum

For more information about the 2016 public commentary forum, click here: Public Commentary Forum Flyer. If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP here: CCDF Public Forum.

To review the 2016 draft of the CCDF plan, click here: CCDF Plan Draft.

If you are interested in submitting commentary via teleconference, please contact as soon as possible. 

The deadline for public commentary is January 28 by 7:30 p.m.

Following the forum, public commentary will be posted online at The final plan will be submitted to federal review on March 1.

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