Summary: H.R.3524 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3524. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/19/2001)

Child Development and Family Employment Act of 2002 - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBGA) to increase and extend the authorization of appropriations.

Revises State plan requirements to include preservice training for child care providers.

Requires payment rates to: (1) ensure access to comparable quality and types of services; (2) be adjusted to reflect increases in cost of living, as determined by market surveys at least every two years; and (3) reflect cost variations for different ages of children and different types of care.

Revises requirements for activities to improve child care quality services. Earmarks funds for: (1) services for children from birth through three years of age; and (2) a statewide system of local child care resource and referral organizations carrying out certain functions, including training, to assist parents and providers.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make incentive grants to States to increase reimbursement rates for child care providers.

Requires the Secretary to establish: (1) a national training and technical assistance center specializing in infant and toddler care and their families; and (2) a national data system on supply, demand, and quality of child care, early education, and non-school hours programs.

Includes foster children among those who may be eligible for CCDBGA services if other conditions are met.

Focus On Committed and Underpaid Staff for Children's Sake Act - FOCUS Act - Establishes: (1) the Child Care Provider Retention and Development Grant Program; and (2) the Child Care Provider Scholarship Program.