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Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

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Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

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Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

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  • Safe Child Care Act of 2014

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Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

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Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013

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A bill to reauthorize and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date Actions Overview
11/19/2014Became Public Law No: 113-186. (TXT | PDF)
11/19/2014Signed by President.
11/18/2014Presented to President.
11/17/2014Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate bill by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 1. Record Vote Number: 276.(consideration: CR S6013)
09/15/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7465-7473)
03/13/2014Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 2. Record Vote Number: 77.(text: CR S1617-1627)
02/25/2014Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-138.
06/03/2013Introduced in Senate

All Actions (102)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/19/2014Became Public Law No: 113-186. (TXT | PDF)
11/19/2014Signed by President.
11/18/2014SenatePresented to President.
11/17/2014SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/17/2014SenateSenate agreed to House amendment to Senate bill by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 1. Record Vote Number: 276. (consideration: CR S6013)
11/17/2014SenateS.Amdt.3924 SA 3924 fell when SA 3923 was withdrawn. (consideration: CR S6012)
11/17/2014SenateS.Amdt.3923 Proposed amendment SA 3923 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S6012)
11/17/2014SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6012-6013)
11/17/2014SenateS.Amdt.3924 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6012)
11/17/2014SenateS.Amdt.3923 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6012)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3927 SA 3927 fell when SA 3926 fell. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3926 SA 3926 fell when SA 3925 fell. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3925 SA 3925 (instructions of the motion to refer) fell when cloture invoked on the motion to agree to the House amendment to the Senate bill. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateMotion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions the House message to accompany the bill (S. 1086) with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 3925) fell when cloture invoked on the motion to agree to the House amendment to the Senate bill in Senate. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3925 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5963-5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3927 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3926 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3923 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3924 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5964)
11/13/2014SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5993-5994)
11/13/2014SenateCloture on the motion to agree to the House amendment to Senate bill invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 1. Record Vote Number: 275. (consideration: S5963; text: CR S5963)
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3926 Considered by Senate.
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3927 Considered by Senate.
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3925 Considered by Senate.
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3923 Considered by Senate.
11/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.3924 Considered by Senate.
09/18/2014SenateS.Amdt.3927 Amendment SA 3927 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 3926. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772) Of a perfecting nature.
09/18/2014SenateS.Amdt.3926 Amendment SA 3926 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 3925 (instructions of the motion to refer). (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772) Of a perfecting nature.
09/18/2014SenateS.Amdt.3925 Amendment SA 3925 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772) To change the enactment date.
09/18/2014SenateMotion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions the House message to accompany the bill (S. 1086) with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 3925) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772)
09/18/2014SenateS.Amdt.3924 Amendment SA 3924 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 3923. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772) Of a perfecting nature.
09/18/2014SenateS.Amdt.3923 Amendment SA 3923 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772) To change the enactment date.
09/18/2014SenateMotion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the Senate bill with an amendment (SA 3923) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772)
09/18/2014SenateCloture motion on the motion to agree to the House amendment to Senate bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S5772; text: CR S5772)
09/18/2014SenateMotion to agree to the House amendment to the Senate bill made in Senate. (consideration: CR S5772)
09/15/2014SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
09/15/2014-5:00pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/15/2014-5:00pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7465-7473)
09/15/2014-4:38pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1086.
09/15/2014-4:38pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7465-7481)
09/15/2014-4:38pmHouseMr. Kline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/13/2014-8:15pmHouseHeld at the desk.
03/13/2014SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
03/13/2014-6:17pmHouseReceived in the House.
03/13/2014SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 2. Record Vote Number: 77. (text: CR S1617-1627)
03/13/2014SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1617)
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2811 Proposed amendment SA 2811 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S1617)
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2846 Amendment SA 2846 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2847 Amendment SA 2847 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2846 Amendment SA 2846 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Sanders. (consideration: CR S1616-1617; text: CR S1616) To express the sense of the Senate on significantly reducing child poverty by calendar year 2019.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2847 Amendment SA 2847 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Portman. (consideration: CR S1616-1617; text: CR S1616) To provide that a child care staff member who has been convicted of a violent misdemeanor against a child or a misdemeanor involving child pornography is ineligible for employment by certain child care providers.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2845 Amendment SA 2845 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S1613)
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2845 Amendment SA 2845 proposed by Senator Vitter. (consideration: S1613-1614) To require the Secretary (acting through the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families) to prepare an annual report that contains a determination about whether States have complied with a priority requirement, and to require the Secretary to withhold funds from States that fail to comply with such priority requirement.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2839 Amendment SA 2839 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S1610)
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2842 Amendment SA 2842 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2838 Amendment SA 2838 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2834 Amendment SA 2834 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2827 Amendment SA 2827 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2830 Amendment SA 2830 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 75. (text as modified: CR S1608)
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2839 Amendment SA 2839 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Bennet. (consideration: S1609-1610) To expand the requirement that space allotted to child care providers in Federal buildings will be used to provide child care services to children of whom at least 50 percent have 1 parent or guardian employed by the Federal Government.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2842 Amendment SA 2842 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Warren. (consideration: S1609-1610; text: CR S1609-1610) To allow funds reserved under section 658G(a) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to be used to connect child care staff members with Federal and State financial aid, or other resources, in order to assist the staff members in pursuing relevant training.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2838 Amendment SA 2838 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Thune. (consideration: S1609-1610; text: CR S1609) To specify that child care certificates may be included in State strategies to increase the supply of child care.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2834 Amendment SA 2834 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Tester. (consideration: S1609-1610; text: CR S1609) To permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive the prohibition on the use of amounts by Indian tribes and tribal organizations for construction or renovation of facilities for child care programs if the use will result in an increase of the level of child care services.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2827 Amendment SA 2827 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Portman. (consideration: S1609-1610, S1611; text: CR S1609) To provide for evidence-based training that promotes early language and literacy development.
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2830 Amendment SA 2830 proposed by Senator Coburn. (consideration: CR S1608-1609, S1610) To establish a $1,000,000 asset limit for eligibility for child care assistance.
03/13/2014SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1602-1610, S1611-1612, S1613-1627)
03/13/2014SenateS.Amdt.2811 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1602, S1617)
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2809 Amendment SA 2809 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2837 Amendment SA 2837 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2824 Amendment SA 2824 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2814 Amendment SA 2814 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2813 Amendment SA 2813 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2818 Amendment SA 2818 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 0. Record Vote Number: 74.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2821 Amendment SA 2821 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S1568)
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2821 Amendment SA 2821 proposed by Senator Burr for Senator Lee. (consideration: CR S1568; text: CR S1568) To prohibit States from providing the Secretary with reports containing personally identifiable information.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2837 Amendment SA 2837 proposed by Senator Scott. (consideration: CR S1566-1568, S1569; text: CR S1566) To clarify parental rights to use child care certificates.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2809 Amendment SA 2809 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S1562-1566, S1569; text: CR S1562-1563) To amend the Crime Control Act of 1990 to improve the quality of background checks for Federal agencies hiring, or contracting to hire, individuals to provide child care services.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2824 Amendment SA 2824 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Bennet. (consideration: CR S1562-1566, S1569; text: CR S1562) To require States that elect to combine funding for early childhood education and care to describe the manner in which they use the combined funding.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2814 Amendment SA 2814 proposed by Senator Mikulski for Senator Landrieu. (consideration: CR S1559-1562, S1569; text: CR S1559) To require the State plan to describe how the State will coordinate the services supported to carry out the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 with State agencies and programs serving children in foster care and the foster families of such children.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2813 Amendment SA 2813 proposed by Senator Mikulski for Senator Landrieu. (consideration: CR S1559-1562, S1569; text: CR S1559) To allow children in foster care to receive services under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 while their families (including foster families) are taking necessary action to comply with immunization and other health and safety requirements.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2822 Amendment SA 2822 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 6. Record Vote Number: 73.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2812 Amendment SA 2812 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 0. Record Vote Number: 72.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2822 Amendment SA 2822 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Franken. (consideration: CR S1556, S1557; text: CR S1556) To reserve not less than 2 percent of the amount appropriated under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 in each fiscal year for payments to Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2818 Amendment SA 2818 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Landrieu. (consideration: CR S1555, S1568-1569; text: CR S1555) To require a statewide child care disaster plan.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2812 Amendment SA 2812 proposed by Senator Enzi. (consideration: CR S1553-1555, S1556; text: CR S1554) To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Secretary of Education, to conduct a review of Federal early learning and care programs and make recommendations for streamlining the various programs.
03/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2811 Amendment SA 2811 proposed by Senator Harkin. (consideration: CR S1545-1553; text: CR S1545) To include rural and remote areas as underserved areas identified in the State plan.
03/12/2014SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1531-1532, S1539-1569, S1569-1570; text of measure as reported in Senate CR S1539-1545)
03/12/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1531)
03/11/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1487)
03/10/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1371)
03/06/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1329-1330)
03/05/2014SenateCloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S1305)
03/05/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1285-1288)
03/04/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1257)
02/27/2014SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1225; text: CR S1225)
02/27/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1187, S1210-1212, S1225-1226)
02/26/2014SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1169)
02/25/2014SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 309.
02/25/2014SenateCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-138.
09/18/2013SenateCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
06/03/2013SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
06/03/2013SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3908-3909)

Cosponsors (7)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]* 06/03/2013
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA]* 06/03/2013
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]* 06/03/2013
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 06/17/2013
Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH] 02/27/2014
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 03/13/2014
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 11/17/2014

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions06/03/2013 Referred to
09/18/2013 Markup by
02/25/2014 Reported by S. Rept. 113-138

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Public Law No: 113-186 (11/19/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 15, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Reauthorizes the child care and development block grant (CCDBG) program under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG Act) through FY2020 at specified levels.

(Sec. 4) Allows governors to designate a collaborative agency or establish a joint interagency office to serve as the lead agency responsible for administering the CCDBG program.

Requires the lead agency, at the option of an Indian tribe or organization in the state, to collaborate and coordinate with that tribe or tribal organization in the development of the state child care and development plan in a timely manner.

(Sec. 5) Increases from two to three years the period that must be covered by a state child care and development plan.

Revises and expands plan requirements, including, among others, those regarding state licensing, consumer and provider education information, training and professional development, child-to-provider ratios, health and safety, child abuse reporting, protection for working parents, priority for low-income populations, coordination with other programs, and the needs of children in child care services during the period before, during, and after a state of emergency, including a statewide child care disaster plan meeting specified criteria. Prescribes early learning and developmental guidelines.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, to report annually about whether each state uses funds allocated to it for the fiscal year involved in accordance with the specified priority for services.

Authorizes a state to use funds to establish or support a system of local or regional child care resource and referral organizations.

Requires the state plan to demonstrate that the state has developed and conducted (within the two years preceding submission of the application containing the state plan) a statistically valid and reliable survey of the market rates for child care services in the state or an alternative methodology, such as a cost estimation model.

(Sec. 6) Revises requirements for activities to improve the quality of child care.

Requires that states spend the following percentages of their program funding to improve the quality of child care: (1) at least 7% in the first two fiscal years after the enactment of this Act, (2) at least 8% in the third and fourth fiscal years, and (3) at least 9% in the fifth and each succeeding full fiscal year after enactment. Requires states to spend, in addition, at least 3% of such funds received by the second full fiscal year after enactment, and received for each succeeding full fiscal year, to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers.

Requires states receiving funds under the CCDBG Act to: (1) support training and professional development of the child care workforce, (2) improve development or use of early learning and developmental guidelines, (3) develop or enhance a tiered quality rating system for child care providers and services, and (4) improve the supply and quality of child care programs and services for infants and toddlers through specified activities.

(Sec. 7) Requires any state receiving CCDBG funds to have in effect: (1) policies and procedures to require and conduct criminal background checks, with a 10-year look-back period, for current and prospective staff members of child care providers; and (2) licensing, regulation, and registration requirements that prohibit the employment of certain ineligible individuals as child care staff members.

Requires a state to ensure that such policies and procedures are published on the websites of state and local lead agencies.

Makes ineligible for employment by a child care provider receiving assistance under this Act any individual who: (1) refuses to consent to a criminal background check, (2) knowingly makes a materially false statement in connection with such a background check, (3) is registered or is required to be registered on a state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry, or (4) has been convicted of one or more specified felonies.

Prescribes requirements for the process of background checks, including fees a state may charge.

(Sec. 8) Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) provide technical assistance to states (which may be on a reimbursable basis) by qualified experts on practices grounded in scientifically valid research to carry out the CCDBG Act; (2) disseminate, for voluntary informational purposes, information on practices that scientifically valid research indicates are most successful in improving the quality of programs that receive CCDBG assistance; and (3) after consultation with the heads of any other federal agencies involved, issue guidance and disseminate information on best practices regarding use of funding combined by the states.

Authorizes the Secretary to waive, upon state request, for up to three years any provision under the CCDBG program, or sanctions imposed upon a state for noncompliance with requirements, if the Secretary makes certain findings, including that the waiver will, by itself, contribute to or enhance the states's ability to carry out CCDBG purposes.

Declares that nothing shall be construed as granting the Secretary authority to permit states to alter the eligibility requirements for eligible children, including work requirements, job training, or educational program participation, that apply to the parents of eligible children.

Requires states receiving CCDBG funds to collect monthly information on whether children receiving CCDBG assistance are homeless.

Requires a state to report annually to the Secretary aggregate data on the number of child fatalities occurring among children while in the care and facility of child care providers receiving CCDBG assistance, listed by the type of child care provider and indicating whether the providers are licensed or license-exempt.

Directs the Secretary to operate, directly or through the use of grants or contracts, a national toll-free hotline and website.

Prohibits any quarterly state CCDBG reports to the Secretary from containing personally identifiable information.

(Sec. 9) Revises the amount the Secretary is required to reserve from annual appropriations for CCDBG payments to Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Requires a reservation of 2% of such appropriations (currently, between 1% and 2%), but allows for a greater reservation in certain circumstances.

Directs the Secretary to reserve up to $1.5 million of the amount appropriated for the CCDBG program each fiscal year for the operation of the national toll-free hotline and website.

Requires the Secretary also to reserve up to 1/2 of 1% of CCDBG program appropriations each to: (1) support technical assistance and dissemination of information on practices most successful in improving the quality of programs receiving CCDBG assistance; and (2) conduct research and demonstration activities, as well as periodic external, independent evaluations of the impact of the CCDBG program on increasing access to, and improving the safety and quality of, child care services.

Directs the Secretary, in consultation with Indian tribes and tribal organizations, to develop minimum child care standards applicable to any of them receiving CCDBG assistance.

Requires the Secretary to waive the prohibition against tribal use of CCDBG funds for construction or renovation of child care facilities if it would decrease the level of child care services, in any case where: (1) the decrease is temporary, and (2) the level of child care services will increase or improve after the construction or renovation is completed.

(Sec. 10) Defines "child with a disability" as one under age 13 who has a disability and is eligible for early intervention services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Caps the family assets of an "eligible child" at $1 million.

(Sec. 11) Declares that nothing in the CCDBG Act shall be construed in a manner to: (1) favor or promote the use of grants and contracts for the receipt of child care services under the CCDBG Act over the use of child care certificates; or (2) disfavor or discourage the use of such certificates for the purchase of child care services, including those services provided by private or nonprofit entities, such as faith-based providers.

(Sec. 12) Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to study the number of families eligible to receive assistance under the CCDBG Act, identified by the type of assistance requested, who have applied for it and been placed on a waiting list.

(Sec. 13) Directs the Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of Education, to conduct an interdepartmental review of all early learning and care programs for children under age six.