Child care is important for millions of families across the nation. President Barack Obama announced his 2016 budget recently and he stressed the importance of making high quality child care more affordable. The 2016 budget plans include:
- Head Start an increase of $ 1.5 billion.
- Includes $500 million for the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
- The President’s budget proposes an additional $82 billion over ten years for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)
- The Administration for Children and Families will continue to jointly administer Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grants and Preschool Development Grants
For more information and details on the President’s budget, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/blog/2015/02/fy-2016-budget-emphasizes-importance-of-high-quality-early-learning-and-supporting-young-parents .