Now Is the Time to Act: Faces of Child Care

As we complete our Faces of Child Care series, we hope you have been inspired by these compelling stories as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with you. We chronicled eight experiences, but there are countless more inspiring Americans who have shared their child care anecdotes. To view all of our Faces of Child… Read more »


Lucas Byrne Bids Farewell

Guest blog post by summer intern Lucas Byrne I was fortunate enough to grow up in a nuclear household with both a loving mother and father, and the typical older brother. I cannot remember a time in my early childhood that I ever needed something that I didn’t already have. I was never hungry. I… Read more »

Laundry Pods Pose Ingestion Risk to Children

February of 2012 saw the introduction of laundry detergent “pods” to the market. These pods are small, highly-concentrated single-dose packets, which are brightly colored, often mimicking candy. Since their introduction the pods have been causing an uptick in exposures, as young children mistakenly ingest them. New research, appearing in the July 2016 journal Injury Prevention, examined… Read more »


Daniel Boddie Bids Farewell

Guest blog post by summer intern Daniel Boddie For the past seven weeks I have been the lead health policy intern on the Public Policy Team at Child Care Aware® of America. My responsibility has been to primarily analyze new research on children’s health to assist CCAoA in their mission to provide quality, affordable child… Read more »


Celebrating 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

July 26, 2016 marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.   The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private… Read more »


Abigail Nugent Bids Farewell

Guest blog by summer intern Abigail Nugent I’ve always known I wanted to go to Washington, D.C., the headquarters for how policy is created and change is made. Yet I also knew I felt called to help those less fortunate than myself. My summers on service trips opened my eyes to the discouraging conditions faced… Read more »


Health Resource Spotlight: The I Am Moving, I Am Learning Tool

Spotlight The I am Moving, I am Learning (IMIL) tool. The Problem It can be hard to know how to integrate movement or healthy habits throughout the day. One Solution IMIL is an interactive tool filled with quick and easy ideas for integrating movement, nutrition, and healthy habits into everyday life. There are two versions… Read more »


Reducing Obesity in Youth Act

Developing healthy eating habits and providing opportunities for active play and exploration early in a child’s life is crucial to creating a foundation for their physical health for years to come. Eating patterns, or choices regarding the amount and quality of food and nutrition, begin developing in children as young as seven months, so starting… Read more »


New Report Highlights Challenge to Implement Quality, Affordable Child Care Nationwide

Child Care Aware® of America Releases 2016 State Fact Sheets Arlington, VA, July 11, 2016   – Child Care Aware® of America, the nation’s leading voice for child care, today announced the release of the 2016 State Fact Sheets, which profile child care indicators across all 50 states. This annual report compiles data from local and… Read more »


2016 State Fact Sheets: Highlighting the Challenge to Implement Quality, Affordable Child Care Nationwide

Child care is expensive. Most people are surprised to learn that the cost of child care nationwide rivals families’ annual expenditures on housing, transportation, and the cost of tuition at a four-year, public university. In fact, in 38 states, the cost of infant care exceeds 10 percent of the state’s median income for a two-parent… Read more »

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