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Build Back Better

As this important piece of federal legislation comes into focus, there are significant implications for state budgets and agencies. 

Here you’ll find the latest information on the state early childhood policy and funding developments as they become available. 




Increased eligibility under BBB vs. current CCDBG  (CLASP, 02/2022)

Sample Social Media Graphics: Child Care & Pre-K in Build Back Better (FFYF, 01/2022)

Build Back Better Plan FAQ for Family Child Care Providers in English, in Spanish (National Association for Family Child Care, 12/2021)

What Build Back Better Means for You: EarlyChildhood Educators and Program Leaders (NAEYC, 12/2021)

Career Pathways and Wage Ladders: A Key Opportunity for Improving Quality, Leveraging the Opportunities of Build Back Better (Bank Street Education Center, 12/2021)

Early Learning in the United States: 2021 State-by-State Fact Sheets (Center for American Progress, 12/2021)

FAQ on the Child Care and Preschool Provisions in the Build Back Better Act (First Five Years Fund, Updated: 12/15/2021)

Think Babies Build Back Better Storybook (ZERO TO THREE, 12/14/2021)

Childcare and Prekindergarten in The Build Back Better Act: A Guide for Policymakers (Regularly Updated)
(Hunt Institute, Updated: 12/13/2021)

Messaging Guide: Child Care (Think Babies, 12/10/2021)

States Have a Major Stake in Expanding Child Care and Pre-K (CLASP, 12/10/2021)

Investments in Child Care Are Needed to Improve Provider Pay and Reduce Parent Expense (CLASP, 12/07/2021)

The Build Back Better Act Substantially Expands Child Care Assistance (Center for American Progress, 12/02/2021)

Strategies to Guide the Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding for Early Care and Education (Child Trends, 12/02/2021)

Capping the Co-pay: A State-by-State Analysis, Child Care Proposal Will Keep More Money in Families’ Pockets (CLASP, 11/2021) 

Economic Effects of Expanding Subsidized Child Care and Providing Universal Preschool (Congressional Budget Office, 11/23/2021)

Understanding Child Care and Pre-Kindergarten Provisions in the Build Back Better Act (CLASP, 11/23/2021)

Faith-Based Child Care Data: A Clarification (Bipartisan Policy Center, 11/19/2021)

Fact Sheet: Care Economy Investments in Build Back Better (New America, 11/18/2021)

The Build Back Better Act Will Allow Parents To Choose Faith-Based Child Care and Pre-K (Center for American Progress, 11/18/2021)

7 Things to Know About Child Care and Universal Pre-K in the Build Back Better Act (CLASP, 11/12/2021)

State Median Income and Child Care Copayment Estimates Under Build Back Better (Hunt Institute, 11/05/2021)

Child Care and Pre-K in the Build Back Better Act: A Look at the Legislative Text (First Five Years Fund, 11/04/2021)

Build Back Better Summary of Child Care and Pre-K Titles (National Head Start Association, 11/04/2021)




How Build Back Better Advances Racial Equity in
Child Care and Early Education (CLASP, 01/2022)