The term “child care provider” means a provider of non-residential child care services (including center-based, family-based, and in-home child care services) for compensation who or that is legally operating under State law, and complies with applicable State and local requirements for the provision of child care services.
20 U.S. Code § 9402. Definitions
In this chapter:
(2) Child care provider
(3) Early learning
(4) Early learning programThe term “early learning program” means—
(5) Indian tribe
(6) Local Council
(9) Poverty line
(10) Regional Corporation
(13) TrainingThe term “training” means instruction in early learning that—
is required for certification under State and local laws, regulations, and policies;
is required to receive a nationally or State recognized credential or its equivalent;
is received in a postsecondary education program focused on early learning or early childhood development in which the individual is enrolled; or
is provided, certified, or sponsored by an organization that is recognized for its expertise in promoting early learning or early childhood development.
(14) Young child