Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.
CCDF also improves the quality of care to support children’s healthy development and learning by supporting child care providers, quality improvements systems to help providers meet higher standards and to attain more training and education. CCDF services providers, and oversee the implementation of child care policies and provided.
The Child Care and Development fund is authorized under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) which was enacted under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. The CCDBG Act was amended and reauthorized by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, and again by the CCDBG Act of 2014
Children from birth through age 12 in vulnerable families have access, through CCDF, to child care settings that meet their needs, from full-day child care to afterschool care for school-age children.
Child care providers receive reimbursement for serving low-income families and can draw on networks of training and technical assistance resources to help them provide high-quality child care services. All providers must be 18 years of age.
Parents in eligible low-income families receive help paying for child care at a provider of their choice. Parents must be working, in training or in education program and meet income eligiblity guidelines to qualify. All parents with children in child care benefit from CCDF quality investments and from the peace of mind that comes from knowing CCDF funds are being used to help with child care needs.
CONTACT INFORMATION :
CHILD CARE PROGRAM , 100 PASIGO STREET, BURNS OREGON 97720
CCDF DIRECTOR: ANGELA SMARTT OFFICE PHONE (541) 573-8048
OFFICE HOURS: 8:AM-12PM / 1:PM 5:PM; M-F FAX (541) 573-421