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. This upcoming event promises to address the hottest topics of research, policy, and practices of interest to the early child care and education community, including Child Care Resource and Referral leaders and… Read more »


CCAoA Public Policy Agenda—A Bright and Bold Future for Child Care

By Ann McCully, Public Policy Chair, Child Care Aware® of America Board of Directors Over the past 18 months, Child Care Aware® of America staff and Public Policy committee has surveyed, interviewed, and conducted focus groups with parents of young children, grandparents, national child advocacy organizations, and state and local Child Care Resource and Referral… Read more »


Supporting Military Families Every Day

Our service members support and defend our country every day of the year, and they deserve to be taken care of in return – and that includes their children and families. Child Care Aware® of America supports military families every day by running programs impacting more than 10,000 military children each year! The focus of… Read more »


Being Thankful – It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

There is a new movement afoot to promote thankfulness and mindfulness year-round. That’s an amazing concept to stand behind because we think we have a lot to be grateful for every day. As we head toward the one year anniversary of the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), we want to… Read more »


CCDBG Anniversary: A letter from the Executive Director

Dear Child Care Aware® of America Community: On this day, one year ago, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014 (CCDBG). The CCDBG law took critical steps toward ensuring that children are in safe, affordable and quality child care settings-Child care providers who receive federal funds must complete… Read more »


National Young Readers Week 2015

As we end National Young Readers Week (Nov 9-14, 2015), we’re reminded of what started this national tradition. How many of you grew up with the Book It Program from Pizza Hut? Started in 1984, Pizza Hut started the program to foster a love of reading in young children by coincidentally rewarding them with pizza… Read more »


October 2015 Footnotes

When you hear “October” you may think of Halloween and trick or treating, but we promise, the October Footnotes is all about treats! Our staff have been busy on the road and online, sharing their knowledge, expertise, and resources with members, advocates, and others all month long. Around the Country Dr. Dionne Dobbins, CCAoA’s Senior… Read more »


Parent and Family Advocates Share Their Child Care Stories for Giving Tuesday

Help Child Care Aware® of America Highlight the Importance of Quality Child Care Issues By Sending 20 Family Advocates to Washington, D.C. This Spring. Arlington, VA – Mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other child guardians daily put their trust in others to care for their children, not wanting to worry about the unthinkable happening… Read more »


Keeping Children Safe on Child Health Day and Every Day

Child Health Day is October 30, and while we care about child health, nutrition, and obesity prevention every day of the year, we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the specific issues of lead poisoning and fire safety. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 25-31! To celebrate, let’s learn how to keep the… Read more »


Children and Obesity Prevention – What Really Works

We’ve seen recent numbers showing that rates of obesity are continuing to increase among some low-income children ages 2-5 – but there is hope on the horizon. New results from the first of its kind study show that obesity measures significantly improved among children ages 2-5 who participate in Head Start Center-based nutrition and healthy… Read more »

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