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Introduced in Senate (10/22/1997)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Assistance for Young Children

Title II: Child Care for Families

Title III: Amendments to the Head Start Act

Early Childhood Development Act of 1997 - Title I: Assistance for Young Children - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make allotments to eligible States to pay for the Federal share of the cost of enabling them to make competitive grants to local collaboratives for young child assistance activities.

Requires the Governor of each State to establish or designate a State Early Learning Coordinating Board to make such grants.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Child Care for Families - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to establish a Zero-to-Six program of formula payments to States for child care assistance on behalf of children under six years of age.

Makes appropriations for such grants.

Title III: Amendments to the Head Start Act - Amends the Head Start Act to extend the authorization of appropriations and revise requirements for allotment of funds.