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EEC Funded Programs

In November 2014, Congress reauthorized the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which is the federal law that authorizes the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF). The purpose of the law is to better promote the health and safety of children in early education and child care settings. In accordance with federal law, all programs receiving CCDF funds to provide subsidized child care are now subject to additional health, safety, and monitoring requirements.

Effective October 1, 2019, EEC will begin enacting new requirements and policies. Funded Programs will be required to comply with applicable requirements and policies in order to avoid disruption to their CCDF funding.

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What is a Funded Program?

A Funded Program is defined as any child care provider that is not subject to licensure by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) but has either a contract with EEC or a voucher agreement with a local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCRR), to provide child care for low-income or at-risk families. 

Child care services that meet the definition above are considered Funded Programs.  The type of setting of a Funded Program can include any of the following:

  • Center-Based Funded Programs, such as:
    • public schools;
    • private schools;
    • religious schools; and
    • government, tribal, and military child care programs.
  • Informal Child Care Providers

Key Resources

The following policies, requirements and guidance documents are designed to help funded programs understand the new mandates that apply to them because they receive federal child care funds.

Guidance Documents

Policies Applicable to All Funded Programs

Policies for Funded Programs: Center-Based Only

Policies for Funded Programs: Informal Child Care Only

Additional Resources   for Key Resources

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