Author: Chrisi West

January 2016 Child Care Provider of the Month – Northwest’s Child

Photo courtesy of Darcy Doyle-Hupf, Northwest’s Child Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), National Head Start Association (NHSA), and National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) would like to congratulate Darcy Doyle-Hupf and the staff at Northwest’s… Read more »

December 2015 Child Care Provider of the Month – Babies 2 Kids Learning Center

Photo courtesy of Tracy Ehlert and Babies 2 Kids Learning Center Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), National Head Start Association (NHSA), and National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) would like to congratulate Tracy Ehlert and… Read more »

Army Fee Assistance Program Transition Begins

Transition goes live for Army families enrolled in fee assistance program with GSA Arlington, VA – On February 22, the Army Fee Assistance Program officially began its transition from the General Services Administration to Child Care Aware® of America. The Army Fee Assistance Program is an initiative that assists Army families in reducing the cost… Read more »

Happy 25th Anniversary to Child Care Aware of Kansas

Child Care Aware® of America wishes to congratulate Child Care Aware® of Kansas on their 25 years of dedication to children and families across the state. Upon acknowledging this important occasion of their 25th Anniversary, Child Care Aware® of America also appreciates Child Care Aware® of Kansas’ Executive Director, Leadell Ediger for her excellent leadership… 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 »

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 »

November 2015 Child Care Provider of the Month – Tipton Adaptive Daycare

Photo courtesy of Deborah VanderGaast, Tipton Adaptive Daycare Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), National Head Start Association (NHSA), and National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) would like to congratulate Deborah VanderGaast and the staff at… Read more »

Cost and Availability of Child Care Continues to Burden American Families

Arlington, VA, December 8, 2015 – The 2015 Parents and the High Cost of Child Care report released today by Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) shows a continued trend of child care costs that put a strain on families, rivaling what the average family pays for one year of college tuition at a four… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America to Launch Emergency Preparedness Program

Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) will launch a new emergency preparedness training and technical assistance program for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies in three states, increasing the capacity of CCR&Rs to serve as resilience hubs in their communities in the case of emergencies or natural disasters. The three states… Read more »

Child Care Aware of America Releases New Three Year Strategic Plan

Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) released its new strategic plan for FY 2016- 2019. The plan envisions a high quality, affordable child care system that is accessible by every family in the United States. The new plan articulates the mission of Child Care Aware® of America, as well as our principles and beliefs… Read more »

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