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Do You Have an Opinion about Child Care Access?

The Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) seeks input from the public and others interested in ways to improve access to high-quality, affordable child care in the U.S.

A “Request for Information” was posted seeking public input to identify new or innovative practices to improve access to high-quality child care. They want to identify any regulations or other policies that drive up the cost of care or limit the safe, nurturing child care choices available to parents.

“Access to quality learning opportunities at home and in care is foundational to children’s development and, ultimately, their success in school and in life,” said Shannon Christian, director of ACF’s Office of Child Care. “This administration has already led important advancements. We are focused on listening to the public’s ideas for improving access that supports the unique needs of parents and children.”

DATES: Submit comments by December 2, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by docket number HHS-ACF-2019-0005 and/or RIN number 0970-ZA15, by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow instructions for sending comments. We prefer to receive comments via this method.
  • Mail: Office of Child Care, Attention: Request for Information, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201.

INSTRUCTIONS: We urge you to submit comments electronically to ensure they are received in a timely manner. All submissions received must include our agency name (Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families) and the docket number HHS-ACF-2019-0005 and/or RIN number 0970-ZA15 for this notice.

All comments will be posted without change to https://, including any personal information provided. We accept anonymous comments. If you wish to remain anonymous, enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Williams, Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690–6782.

Our offices are closed on December 6, 2019 for Staff Development. We will reopen Monday December 9, at 8:00 am.

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