Child Care Bureau [HHS] Law and Legal Definition

The Office of Child Care (OCC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and after school programs.

The OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and provides support in establishing child care policies and programs that take advantage of the flexibility that CCDF offers and that respond to the needs of low-income working families.