NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is proposing new regulations for child educators, including a new federal child care tax credit.
The Child Education Jobs Act, which would create a new tax credit to help low-income parents who provide child care, was proposed by Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D.-Ill., among others.
It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Feb. 13.
The tax credit would be based on the total number of hours a child teacher spends with students.
The bill does not require the amount paid by employers to be disclosed, which is required under the Education Credit Fairness Act, a law that passed in April and is aimed at improving child-care outcomes.
“This bill is about doing the right thing,” Durbins office said in a statement.
“This is the best way to improve child care for our nation’s children and provide them with the best education possible.
The new law will ensure that children who need child care do not pay the price for the absence of a parent who cares for them.
The bill has garnered support from education advocates and child-support experts.
It is not a new idea and would have no impact on child-caring services provided by private organizations.
A few states have taken similar steps.
They include New York, California, Texas and Connecticut.
The Education Credit Opportunity Act was passed in the last Congress by Democrats and Republican House members, including Durbinsky, Lipinski and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D.
It provides a refundable tax credit for up to $1,000 for families who pay for child care through a tax credit, tax deduction or payroll tax refund.
The credit is capped at $500 for children under age 6.
A separate bill, the Child Care Jobs Act (CCJA), was introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen.-elect Tammy Baldwin, D,Wis.
They aim to create a $300 child-labor credit for child teachers who provide childcare.
It would be available for workers who work in childcare and who make less than $47,000 per year.
The Senate bill was sponsored by Sen.-Elect Elizabeth Warren, D., who represents the Massachusetts Bay area.
The House bill would add a new child-child care credit of $1 for each child a parent provides.
It has not yet been introduced.
The U.S. Department of Education has said that the credit is based on two factors: the number of children that are in attendance and the number in attendance of those children.
That could include students who are not enrolled in school or who are attending school but have no employment, or students who have received a college degree.
Under the House bill, a child’s first-time attendance would be counted toward the credit.
That would count the number at least five times a child has attended in the 12 months prior to the date of the tax credit application.