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Child Care Subsidy & Quality

Includes legislation relating to child care regulations, standards, background checks, health and safety, quality improvement supports, penalties and subsidies.

Early Childhood Financing

Includes legislation relating to pay-for-success, tax credits, grant funding and financing mechanisms.

Early Childhood Governance

Includes legislation relating to new departments, divisions, agencies, advisory councils and boards, study committees and systems.

Equity in Early Childhood

Includes legislation related to promoting racial equity as of the 2021 legislative session.

Home Visiting

Includes legislation about home visiting programs, services and parent education and involvement.


Includes early childhood legislation not covered by other topics including, but not limited to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), two-generation strategies, brain development, COVID-19 and trauma-informed care.

Prekindergarten and School Readiness

Includes legislation on early childhood education programs, school readiness, preschool, assessments and universal preschool.

Prenatal, Infants and Toddlers

Includes legislation relating to prenatal screening, maternal health, safety, early intervention, child well-being and paid parental leave.

Teachers and Workforce

Includes legislation on teacher training requirements, certification, compensation, professional development and workforce matters.

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Child Welfare Enacted Legislation

The database on this page allows you to search 2012-2022 enacted child welfare legislation in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories by state, topic, keyword, status and/or primary author.
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