Author: Chrisi West

National Call-In Day May 18

It’s time for a call-in day to Congress while there still time to let them know that we need to prioritize child care funding in the FY 2018 budget. Sure, we made modest increases in the remainder of the FY 2017 budget, but it won’t be enough to cover the mandates coming down from reauthorization… Read more »

TODAY is Child Care Call-In Day!

Child Care Aware® of America and Child Care Works have joined with CLASP, NWLC, NAEYC, NAFCC, NBCDI, YWCA, and ZERO TO THREE for national call-in day for child care. We need you to call your representatives and request that the appropriations chairman increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) by $1.4… Read more »

Hold President Trump Accountable: Join the Fight for the First 100 Days

Now’s our chance – President Trump spoke about child care and maternity leave in his agenda when he was a candidate for President, and now that he’s in office we want to make sure he keeps that promise. While we don’t yet know the details of any of the proposals being considered by Congress or… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Report Focuses on Barriers to Early Education for Boys of Color

Arlington, VA, October 14, 2016 – Overall, boys of color (primarily African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives) face structural obstacles that stack the odds against their success in school and in life. They are more likely to grow up in low-income households, and less likely to attend high-quality schools, starting in very early childhood…. Read more »

Minnesota Receives Child Care Emergency Preparedness Grant

Arlington, Va. – Child Care Aware® of Minnesota was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant. Grant funding from Child Care Aware® of America will support a new project designed to strengthen emergency preparedness efforts for children, parents, and child care providers, and to enhance coordination with first responder… Read more »

Kansas Begins Two-Year Project to Focus on Emergency Preparedness for Child Care

Arlington, Va. – Child Care Aware® of Kansas was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant. Grant funding from Child Care Aware® of America will support a new two-year project designed to strengthen emergency preparedness efforts for children, parents, and child care providers and also enhance coordination with first… Read more »

Webinar: Serving Young Homeless Children under CCDF

By Kim Engelman, Chief, Family & Community Engagement Join Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) and the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) for a webinar on serving homeless children under the Child Care and Development Fund Program. Webinar: Serving Young Homeless Children under CCDF [The webinar has already passed – but you can find… Read more »

Presidential Candidates Release Child Care Proposals—What This Means for Parents

Arlington, VA, September 14, 2016 – The importance of high-quality, affordable child care continues to remain a high priority issue for Presidential candidates this election year. To date, both candidates have submitted child care proposals that could impact parents, including paid maternity or family leave and tax credits for families. Child Care Aware® of America… Read more »

New Study Explores Child Care Supply and Demand—and the Prevalence of Child Care ‘Deserts’

Child Care Aware® of America Report Addresses the Gap in Finding Affordable Child Care Arlington, VA, September 13, 2016 – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), the nation’s leading voice for child care, today announced the release of a comprehensive report Child Care Deserts: Developing Solutions to Child Care Supply and Demand, which addresses the… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Launches a Movement to Make Child Care Work for America

Arlington, VA, September 7, 2016   – Child Care Aware® of America, the nation’s leading voice for child care, is leveraging the growing pressure for positive change by launching a movement and giving it a name—Child Care Works. The goal of this grassroots initiative is to further escalate the need for a child care system that… Read more »

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