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What does the election mean for Tribal child care?

As a Presidential candidate, President-Elect Donald Trump pledged to make it easier for families to get child care. From his campaign proposal, he will be focusing on tax deductions and credits, but the details of his plan are still largely unknown. You can learn more about his child care plan from Yahoo, CNBC, or NPR. Main points of his plan include: Deductions for child care expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents on individual income taxes; Deduction capped at average cost of care for the state of residence; People earning $250,000 individual / $500,000 married filing jointly are not eligible; Rebates for low-income through Earned Income Tax Credits (Trump estimates at $1,

Access to Child Care Can Help Children and Parents Succeed in School

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the release of an Information Memorandum describing opportunities for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies to make child care assistance work better for student parents. Helping parents succeed in furthering their education benefits families in two ways: (1) higher education levels for parents mean they are more likely to earn higher wages, and (2) those higher levels strongly predict better rates of school readiness for their children. When Congress updated the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act with bipartisan support in 2014, they made changes to help it work better for children and their parents togethe

Joint HHS/Department of Education (ED) policy statements

The Administration for Children and Families has released a number of joint HHS/Department of Education (ED) policy statements of interest to early childhood programs and tribal communities. ACF has released with the Department of Education a Policy Statement on supporting the development of children who are dual language learners in early childhood programs. The purpose of the policy statement is to support early childhood programs and states by providing recommendations that promote the development and learning of young children, birth to age five, who are dual language learners. The statement also provides support to tribal communities in their language revitalization efforts within trib