POLICY & LEGISLATION
Child care is an important support service to assist Indian families in becoming self sufficient through education, training, and employment. Child care is an important component of economic development planning in Tribal communities. Jobs that are created cannot be filled without the support of child care services. The risk factors in Tribal communities for children such as poverty, low birth weight, unemployment, and the educational attainment of mother contribute to the need for investment in quality child care. Below sets forth four major goals for reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Fund which have been adopted by the Association.