Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan Public Hearing

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Office of Early Childhood
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Assistant Principal; Assistant Superintendent; Federal Programs; Principals

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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan serves as the application for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds by providing a description of, and assurance about, the grantee’s child care program and all services available to eligible families. The Office of Child Care within the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reviews the CCDF Plan for approval.

The CCDBG Reauthorization Act of 2014 requires state-led child care agencies to submit a plan every three years that outlines the state’s child care policies and plans for using the CCDF resources. CCDF is a federal and state partnership program used to help families with low incomes gain access to quality child care. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has been designated as the Lead Agency for CCDF.

The ADE Office of Early Childhood will be hosting a public hearing on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Arkansas Department of Education, 4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, in the auditorium. For additional information, please contact Brandy Ishmon at 501-320-8930 or

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