Federal Update

Published on: March 15, 2014

Filled Under: Events/Activities, Resources, Thought of the Week

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Mnaeyc MnsacaFrom MnAEYC-MnSACA – The Senate passed legislation reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Grant (CCDBG). The bill makes a range of updates to the federal child care program, which hasn’t been reauthorized since 1996.

This is a huge win for working families and providers. The bill will improve health and safety standards of child care facilities, make it easier for families to get and continue to receive help paying for child care, and better support providers serving families receiving child care assistance.

Upcoming Policy and Advocacy Events

Voices for Children Advocacy Day March 26, 2014 Rally: 9:30 a.m., State Capitol Rotunda www.voicesforchildrenmn.org

Policy Hour April 1, 2014 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Think Small, Minneapolis More information at www.mnaeyc-mnsaca.org/policyhour

Youth Day at the Capitol April 10, 2014 Rally: 10:30 a.m., State Capitol Rotunda https://sites.google.com/site/youthdayatthecapitol/

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