42 U.S. Code § 9857 - Short title and purposes
This subchapter may be cited as the “Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990”.
2014—Pub. L. 113–186 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(a) Short Title.—This subchapter may be cited as the ‘Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990’.
“(b) Goals.—The goals of this subchapter are—
“(1) to allow each State maximum flexibility in developing child care programs and policies that best suit the needs of children and parents within such State;
“(2) to promote parental choice to empower working parents to make their own decisions on the child care that best suits their family’s needs;
“(3) to encourage States to provide consumer education information to help parents make informed choices about child care;
“(4) to assist States to provide child care to parents trying to achieve independence from public assistance; and
“(5) to assist States in implementing the health, safety, licensing, and registration standards established in State regulations.”
1996—Pub. L. 104–193 inserted “and goals” after “title” in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
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