Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is Going to the Senate for Vote

Thursday, November 14, is the big day.  This is your career being effected.

Advocacy organizations are asking us to reach out to our Senators to advise them of our support of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). IF you aren't sure you support it, then learn about it and decide.  The CCDBG provides child care assistance and funds quality initiatives for child care at the federal level.

    1. Congressional Briefing:Reauthorization CCDBG - The Need for Quality Child Care
    2. CCDBG Moving Forward: The History and Current Status of S 1086
    3. CCDBG Moving Forward: What S.1086 Means for Families and Child Care Providers
    4. CCDBG Moving Forward: What S 1086 Means for Quality Set Aside and QRIS, and 
    5. CCDBG Moving Forward: Funding, Appropriations, Timelines for Implementation
  • National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is also urging you to contact your Senator to show support and urge them to vote for the Child Care Development Block Grant.  Contact me if you'd like me to forward the "Contact your Representative with template message" to you, I can't find a link.

Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building