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Child care administrators track policy developments.

The National Association of State Child Care Administrators has been staying abreast of federal policy developments that would directly affect the Child Care and Development Fund and other related early care and education programs. NASCCA's efforts include tracking a bill introduced by Congress to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant to require that states recommend to child care providers to carry liability insurance in addition to requiring that providers inform parents and the public about the provider's coverage status. In response, NASCCA developed a letter detailing how such a law would have a negative impact on children, families, providers and state programs. NASCCA has also been tracking the early childhood home visitation program bill in an effort to inform Congress of ways child care programs may be able to support the health and development of families with young children through home visitation programs.

Separately, the Child Care Bureau's convening of the annual State and Territories Administrators Meeting allowed state child care administrators to meet face-to-face in Washington, D.C. last month. NASCCA leveraged this meeting opportunity and met privately to discuss hot topics in child care, continue intensive work on positively influencing the reauthorization of CCDF, and expanding the NASCCA membership to include all states.


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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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