The good news is that child care has been recognized by the federal government as having an important part to play in children's intellectual and social development.As a result, the federal law that governs child care and provides child care funding to states was reauthorized in 2014 for the first time since 1996. The reauthorization instituted new regulations that emphasize the promotion of children's healthy development and school success. In the past, the law had emphasized child care as a service to parents who are working or in job training. Read More . . .