Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.15.19.
No hearing scheduled yet.
As of mid-March 2019, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back’ during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).
(updated 1.9.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



Proposes the Military Families’ ACCELS Act, that would:

  • Adopt rules by October 1st, 2019 to implement the military families’ access to child care and early learning supports program.
  • Require the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to conduct an annual survey of the child care needs of military families by December 1st, 2020. 

Clarify that participation in the Early Achievers Program is voluntary for licensed or certified child care centers and homes providing care under the program.