For the first time since 1996, the Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act has been changed to improve children’s healthy development, safety, and school readiness in child care settings for children birth through age twelve across the nation. This is the primary federal funding for low-income families who are working or participating in education and training to help them pay for child care. Because of the new law, Connecticut has made changes to better support children and families in the Care 4 Kids program. To increase standards for providers and their child care setting, all providers will be required to complete an orientation training and ongoing professional development.
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