Back in 2014, Congress passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. To implement the changes in that law, the Obama Administration wrote
that took some liberties in interpretation, and the USCCB pushed back in
. Though the Obama Administration corrected their largest error, a smaller one remains.
It relates to the more rigorous background checks put into the law in 2014. Instead of requiring only recipients of federal aid to comply, the current rules make
ALL childcare provider meet the federal requirement. This makes it harder for centers already operating on razor-thin margins to afford hiring staff and keeping their doors open.
We have heard from some states where this is particularly onerous - and we want to make sure we hear from all who may be having an issue. So please send me an email or give me a call (202-541-3148) if this is an issue in your state.