Category: Child Care

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ACF Publishes Final CCDF Rule

Today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published the final rule for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) based on the 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG). This final rule updates CCDF regulations for the first time since 1998. The final rule includes regulatory changes on ensuring the health and safety… Read more »

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Care Index Launch and Event: Hear from the Leading Voices on Child Care

On Wednesday, September 28, leaders in the child care space will discuss the state of the caregiving landscape and how to support families and value care. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to partner with New America’s Better Life Lab, Care.com, and AT Kearney to launch The Care Index and New America Care Report…. Read more »

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September is Obesity Prevention Month

All children should have the opportunity to grow up healthy. In the United States, many adults and children us spend a lot more time than we should sitting, watching screens. And even though we know better, children and adults don’t always eat as many vegetables and fruits or lean meats as we should. There are… Read more »

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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 »

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Health Resource Spotlight: Practice-Based Coaching

Spotlight Practice-Based Coaching The Problem Professional development often helps early childhood educators learn about effective teaching practices—but doesn’t help them implement those practices in the classroom. For health and safety issues, this can result in injury and illness for children and staff. One Solution The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) has a seven-minute… Read more »

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Provider Health Spotlight on Tammy Kasier

Spotlight Tammy Kaiser, Director of Temple Beit Ha Yam Early Childhood Learning Center, Stuart, Florida The Problem Some children were experiencing behavior problems in the classroom. Tammy didn’t feel it was serious enough to warrant action—until she had a conversation with a congregant about the stress-reducing benefits of yoga. The Solution School-wide yoga for teachers… Read more »

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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 »

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Child Care Deserts: Getting a Handle on Child Care Supply and Demand

You might be wondering, “What is a Child Care Desert?”.  Just as food deserts — urban areas where it’s difficult to buy affordable, fresh food — can have an adverse impact on nutrition, “child care deserts” identifies an absence of an essential commodity to support the workforce that results in limited access, which current child… Read more »

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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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Administration Releases New Head Start Performance Standards

The Obama Administration released the long-anticipated Head Start Performance Standards late last week. The new rule allows for greater flexibility at the local level and puts great emphasis on family engagement. The final rule will go into effect on November 7, 2016, however it does allow grantees more time to comply with the new regulations. For… Read more »

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