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Minimum Standards for Tribal Child Care: A Health and Safety Guide

Published: September 18, 2012

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193) requires that in lieu of any licensing and regulatory requirements applicable under State and local law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shall develop minimum child care standards for Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations receiving funds under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The law requires that the standards be developed in consultation with Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations and appropriately reflect tribal needs and available resources.