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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:


Congress to Introduce New Child Care Legislation

Early next week, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) will introduce the “Child Care Access to Resources for Early Learning Act of 2016” (The Child C.A.R.E. Act). In addition, the same legislators intend to release a bill to enhance the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. The “Child… 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 »


W. K. Kellogg Foundation Partnership to Help Families Find Quality Child Care

Arlington, VA –   Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) in partnership with local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR&R) agencies, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will launch a new initiative to improve access to accurate information about quality early childhood education and care, particularly to and for low income families., With the increased… Read more »


Severe Winter Weather Threatens D.C., Baltimore

Emergency preparedness staff at Child Care Aware® of America are keeping a close eye on the weather. Based on the latest forecast models, the potential for a severe winter storm, starting this Friday, is very likely. Child Care Aware® of America staff have been in contact with our emergency management colleagues in Virginia, Maryland and… Read more »


Child Nutrition Reauthorization In Reach

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to markup the “Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016” a bill that reauthorizes and amends the child nutrition portion of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA). Child care providers across the country depend on federal funding to feed children in early care and education settings…. Read more »

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