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Child Care Aware of America Symposium 2016

Celebrate milestones in the child care community with us at the Child Care Aware® of America Symposium April 4-6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.     Our sponsors:


Happy 25th Anniversary to Child Care Aware of Kansas

Child Care Aware® of America wishes to congratulate Child Care Aware® of Kansas on their 25 years of dedication to children and families across the state. Upon acknowledging this important occasion of their 25th Anniversary, Child Care Aware® of America also appreciates Child Care Aware® of Kansas’ Executive Director, Leadell Ediger for her excellent leadership… Read more »


Congress Introduces New Child Care Legislation

Today, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced the “Child Care Access to Resources for Early Learning Act of 2016” (The Child C.A.R.E. Act). The “Child Care Access to Resources for Early Learning Act,” would make a landmark investment in the Child Care and Development Fund that helps… Read more »


President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget: Big Investments in Child Care and Early Education

Earlier today, President Barack Obama released his final budget request to Congress for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2017. As he did with last year’s request, President Obama’s budget reaffirms his commitment to help families gain access to high-quality child care and early education. President Obama’s FY 2017 budget proposes $82 billion in mandatory CCDF spending over… Read more »


January 2016 Footnotes

January has certainly gotten 2016 off to a running start! Child Care Aware® of America staff have been working in Arlington and across the country to launch new initiatives, educate and advocate on behalf of the child care community, and support the field. We’re proud of the work we’ve accomplished already in January, and I… Read more »

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8 Reasons To Attend Symposium 2016

Child Care Aware® of America has a lot of great sessions, discussions, and events lined up for you at Symposium 2016 in April. We’re working hard to put together a program that includes opportunities to learn from and interact with your peers, speak with policymakers about the best ways to affect real change, and learn… Read more »


Obama Administration Proposes New Child Care Regulations (UPDATED–FEBRUARY 1, 2016)

On December 18, 2015, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published a proposed rule making with regard to implementation of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization of 2014. As a follow up to the passage of the 2014 law, this proposed rule provides guidance to states on its implementation to assist… Read more »


Child Care Aware® of America Announces 10 Sites For Vroom Rollout

Arlington, VA – Today, Child Care Aware® of America announces the selection of ten sites across the country that will join a national network of communities, states, and organizations activating Vroom, an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation that is helping parents across the country promote brain development in children birth to five years old…. Read more »

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus

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 mosquito bites and can cause symptoms such as fever, rash,… Read more »


Child Care Aware® of America NPRM Listening Session January 28

Child Care Aware® of America is collecting feedback to the Administration for Children and Families, proposed rule to amend the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations. The proposed rule is available for public comment until February 22, 2016. We are working to get as many organizations and individuals to sign on to our comments,… Read more »

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