117. Post CCDBG Reauthorization – Moving the Conversation from Health and Safety to Quality to Scale

Date: Thursday July 16, 2015
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Annapolis 1
Speakers: Harriet Dichter, Consultant
Katie Hamm, Center for American Progress
Grace Reef, Early Learning Policy Group
Celia Sims and Elanna Yalow, Knowledge Universe

The recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) establishes for the first time a federal floor for health and safety requirements in child care settings. Having finally established this floor for basic health and safety, it is now time to begin envisioning the next generation of CCDBG and federal early childhood reform – bringing quality to scale through QRIS and national accreditation.