Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/121

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PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX A 114 STAT. 2763A-81 SEC. 803. DEFINITIONS. In this title: (1) CAREGIVER.— The term "caregiver" means an individual, including a relative, neighbor, or family friend, who regularly or frequently provides care, with or without compensation, for a child for whom the individual is not the parent. (2) CHILD CARE PROVIDER.— The term "child care provider" means a provider of non-residential child care services (including center-based, family-based, and in-home child care services) for compensation who or that is legally operating under State law, and complies with applicable State and local requirements for the provision of child care services. (3) EARLY LEARNING.— The term "early learning", used with respect to a program or activity, mesins learning designed to facilitate the development of cognitive, language, motor, and social-emotional skills for, and to promote learning readiness in, young children. (4) EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM.— The term "early learning program" means— (A) a program of services or activities that helps parents, caregivers, and child care providers incorporate early learning into the daily lives of young children; or (B) a program that directly provides early learning to young children. (5) INDIAN TRIBE. —The term "Indian tribe" has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b). (6) LOCAL COUNCIL.—The term "Local Council" means a Local Council established or designated under section 814(a) that serves one or more localities. (7) LOCALITY.— The term "locality" means a city, county, borough, township, or area served by another general purpose unit of local government, an Indian tribe, a Regional Corporation, or a Native Hawaiian entity. (8) PARENT. — The term "parent" means a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a stepparent, a foster parent, or a legal guardian of, or a person standing in loco parentis to, a child. (9) POVERTY LINE.—The term "poverty line" means the poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, and revised annually in accordance with section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(2))) applicable to a family of the size involved. (10) REGIONAL CORPORATION. —The term "Regional Corporation" means an entity listed in section 419(4)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 619(4)(B)). (11) SECRETARY.— The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. (12) STATE.—The term "State" means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (13) TRAINING.— The term "training" means instruction in early learning that— (A) is required for certification under State and local laws, regulations, and policies; (B) is required to receive a nationally or State recognized credential or its equivalent;