Child Care Development Fund Plan 2019-2021
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act is the law that authorizes the federal child care subsidy program known as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). It is the primary federal funding source for providing low-income families that are working or participating in education and training with help paying for child care and to improving the quality of care for all children. Connecticut’s subsidy program is Care 4 Kids.
In September 2016, the final rule was released, making regulatory changes to the CCDF program based on the CCDBG Act of 2014. These changes strengthen requirements to protect the health and safety of children in child care; help parents make informed consumer choices and access information to support child development; provide equal access to stable, child care for low-income children; and enhance the quality of child care and the early childhood workforce.
The CCDF Program provides funding for our state’s Care 4 Kids child care subsidy program.
- Connecticut’s CCDF Plan 2019-2021 (PDF)
- Key Approaches
- Connecticut State Advisory Council Meeting, CCDF Plan presentation May 7, 2018 (PDF) – Overview of CT’s CCDF Plan
- 2018 Market Rate Survey and Analysis (PDF)
- Public Comments
Online Survey Tool
Feedback may be submitted electronically through the online survey tool. It is recommended that users review CCDF plan prior to completing the online tool. The online survey tool will be available starting Monday May 14, 2018 through May 31, 2018.
The OEC hosted a series of public forums to get feedback and input on Connecticut’s Draft CCDF Plan. The forums were on the following dates and times:
May 15, 2018 1-3PM
Housatonic Community College – Beacon Hall, Classroom 273
900 Lafayette Blvd.
May 17, 2018 10-12 PM
United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James Street, Suite 403
New Haven CT
May 17, 2018 5-7PM
CT Office of Early Childhood – North Tower Plaza Room C
450 Columbus Blvd.
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