20 U.S. Code § 9402 - Definitions
In this chapter:
The term “caregiver” means an individual, including a relative, neighbor, or family friend, who regularly or frequently provides care, with or without compensation, for a child for whom the individual is not the parent.
(2) Child care provider
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.
(3) Early learning
The term “early learning”, used with respect to a program or activity, means learning designed to facilitate the development of cognitive, language, motor, and social-emotional skills for, and to promote learning readiness in, young children.
(4) Early learning program
The term “early learning program” means—
(A) a program of services or activities that helps parents, caregivers, and child care providers incorporate early learning into the daily lives of young children; or
(5) Indian tribe
(6) Local Council
The term “locality” means a city, county, borough, township, or area served by another general purpose unit of local government, an Indian tribe, a Regional Corporation, or a Native Hawaiian entity.
The term “parent” means a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a stepparent, a foster parent, or a legal guardian of, or a person standing in loco parentis to, a child.
(9) Poverty line
(10) Regional Corporation
The term “State” means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The term “training” means instruction in early learning that—
(C) is received in a postsecondary education program focused on early learning or early childhood development in which the individual is enrolled; or