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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Child Care Programs Receive Proposed Funding Levels for Next Year

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft FY 2017 Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education spending bill. This appropriations bill is the source of funding for the vast majority of federal child care and early child development programs. The Committee is expected to consider, and likely pass, this bill late next week. Overall,… Read more »

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Child Care Aware® of America Announces Web Services API Module for NDS

Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to announce the release of the Web Services Application Programming Interface (API) module for the National Data System (NDS) for Child Care suite of applications. APIs make some of a program’s internal functions available in a limited fashion to the outside world. They also make it possible for… Read more »

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June 2016 Footnotes

Summer has arrived, and with it comes beautiful weather and longer days. This month we celebrated fathers, who play an important role in the early education and development of children. We also concluded Faces of Child Care, our eight-week series of stories from individuals who are transforming the child care system in inspiring ways. Learn… Read more »

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Status of Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bills

By Summer Interns Abby Nugent and Luke Byrne Following the expiration of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 last fall, Congress has the opportunity to expand child nutrition programs to address the growing needs of families as well as extend access nationwide. Earlier this year the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry approved its… Read more »

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Donate to Child Care Aware® of America Using AmazonSmile

Did you know that Amazon makes a donation to Child Care Aware® of America every time you purchase from AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon.com—same products, same prices, same service. AND you get to help our cause at no cost to you! AmazonPrime Day (Tuesday, July 12) will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively… Read more »

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