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Not Just Playdoh and Crayons: A Pediatrician’s Perspective on Child Care

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to continue Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from people affected by child care. Every Wednesday, until June 29, you will meet an incredible person who is transforming the child care system in inspiring ways. Read… Read more »

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Finding Quality Afterschool Care For Your Kids

I’m a working mom of three kids. Now that the school year is almost over for my two older kids, it hit me – next year I’ll have one in middle school, one in elementary, and one in preschool. I’m not sure if we’ll keep our current before- and after- school care situations. And I’m… Read more »

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Building a User-Friendly Website to Support CCDBG Implementation

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) requires that states develop consumer education information for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) parents, providers, and the general public on the following topics: The availability of child care assistance The quality of child care providers (if available) Research and best practices in child development State/territory policies… Read more »

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016

As the temperatures climb, the desire to involve children in water activities often rises as well.  After all, most of us enjoy the excitement and cooling effects that a swim in a pool, lake, or ocean can bring during the warm months! The week before Memorial Day, May 23-29, 2016, marks the twelfth annual Healthy… Read more »

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Family Bonds: Grandparents as Caregivers

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care extends beyond children and families. It affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our second story in Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Click on Gerry’s… Read more »

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On Becoming a Parent Advocate

Guest blog post by parent advocate Laurie Ferguson As I walked into the trauma room, I was horrified to see my 6-year old daughter, barely visible under a head and neck brace while lying on a backboard. Doctors and nurses were carefully attending to my daughter, ordering tests, checking vital signs, and repeatedly calling out… Read more »

U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Savoy lifts a child into a boat for evacuation from a flood caused by Hurricane Isaac in La Place, La. in 2012.

May 15 – 21 is Designated as Hurricane Preparedness Week

“It only takes one”. That is what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants you to remember about hurricanes. Only one storm can change your life and can change your community. Hurricanes and tropical cyclones are some of the most powerful, dangerous, and destructive storms that many will ever see. Proper planning and preparation… Read more »

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Secretary Clinton Speaks to Parents About Child Care, Family Issues

On Monday, May 9, presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down for coffee with parents at the Mug and Muffin in Northern Virginia to discuss issues that impact working families. The Secretary also visited the Lee Highway KinderCare in Fairfax, attended by the Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America… Read more »

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Labor of Love: A Mother’s Life-Changing Journey to Quality Child Care

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care extends beyond children and families. It affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to launch Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Every Wednesday, until June 29, you will meet an… Read more »

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus

Content Updated: May 16, 2016, original post January 29, 2016. It’s a funny sounding name, but this virus is no joke. The Zika virus is growing health concern that has the attention of lead health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Zika is spread through… Read more »

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