S.3436 - Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act

A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to improve the quality of infant and toddler care. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to improve the quality of infant and toddler care. as introduced.
  • Short: Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to enable eligible states (including Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the N

Official Summary

Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to enable eligible states (including Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers, especially those from low-income families. Authorizes the use of grant funds to:
(1) make grants to organizations with pertinent expertise to establish and operate staffed family child care networks or systems that offer family child care providers technical assistance, training, administrative support, or direct services;
(2) support a statewide network of infant and toddler care specialists; and
(3) support initiatives to improve the quality of the provider workforce. Allows the use of such funds also to:
(1) develop infant and toddler components for the State's Quality Rating and Improvement System or a similar rating system, child care licensing regulations, or voluntary early learning guidelines;
(2) improve the ability of parents to obtain information about high-quality infant and toddler care; or
(3) assist eligible infant and toddler care providers seeking to increase their ranking on the State's Quality Rating and Improvement System or similar rating system, meet performance standards applicable to an Early Head Start agency, or become accredited by a national accrediting body.

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