Category: Child Care

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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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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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CCR&Rs: Fighting for Child Care, Fighting for You

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our final story in Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Read Ann’s story to learn more about our local… Read more »

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Just the 10 of Us: When Child Care Costs Become Too Much

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our seventh story in Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Read Melissa’s story to learn more about our series… Read more »

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Advancing the Early Childhood Profession

Child care providers—regardless of whether you refer to them as early childhood professionals, educators, or teachers—play a vital role in the early education and care of children. This is especially important given that the early years of a child’s life are the most critical for development. We know that children who receive high-quality child care… Read more »

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Family Leave for All: A Dad’s Story

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our sixth story in Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Read Travis’ story to learn more about our series… Read more »

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Balancing Books and Child Care

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our fifth story in Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Read Bianca’s story to learn more about our series… Read more »

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March 2016 Child Care Provider of the Month – The Growing Patch

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 Tarra Stangl and the staff at The Growing Patch in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They… Read more »

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