The purpose of the Final Rulemaking is to ensure that care and education provided in a licensed Child Development Facility in the District is not only safe, but also supports children’s healthy development, future academic achievement and success by establishing the minimum requirements necessary to protect the health, safety, welfare, and positive development of children in care. In addition, the Final Rulemaking updates the District’s regulatory framework for child development facilities to reflect current research and best practices in child development, to comply with the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (“CCDBG Act”), approved Nov. 19, 2014 (Pub. L. 113-186; 42 U.S.C. §§ 9858 et seq.), and regulations promulgated thereunder at 45 C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99, and incorporate relevant District laws and regulations that impact child development facilities.
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