Category: Early Childhood Education

Why I’m Not Having Children…At Least Not Anytime Soon

The most recent data shows that millennials are having children later in life than the generation before them. According to a study by Goldman Sachs, the median age for millennials to get married has increased from 23 to 30! As I get older, I am bombarded with the following question: “When are you going to… Read more »

Dear Ivanka: If you want to fix child care, don’t start with women like me

When I heard you utter the words “affordable, quality child care for all families” at the Republican convention last summer, I literally stood up and cheered in the middle of my living room. It’s one of the many, and arguably one of the most important, issues facing working families. These are the families that I… Read more »

Our Executive Director Speaks to The Preschool Podcast About Affecting Change for Child Care

Child Care Aware® of America’s Executive Director, Dr. Lynette M. Fraga had the pleasure of speaking with The Preschool Podcast, a platform for leaders in early childhood education to share their experiences, thoughts and insights in the world of early learning. If you work in a daycare, child care or preschool setting, the show will… Read more »

Congressman Tom Price Confirmed as Next Secretary of Health and Human Services

Late last night, the Senate confirmed Georgia Congressman, Tom Price, as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a 52-47 party-line vote. Secretary Price will now oversee critical programs that support children and families including the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Head Start. In addition, he will also be a key… Read more »

Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos

Earlier today, the Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, on a 51-50 vote with Vice-President Pence casting the deciding vote. This is the first time a sitting Vice-President has had to vote to confirm a cabinet nominee. Last month, Betsy DeVos had a very contentious nomination hearing with the Senate… Read more »

January 2017 Footnotes

As we embark on 2017, we look forward to a new year and how we can make an impact during the first 100 days of the new administration. On child and family programs and policy we remain committed to ensure the new Administration and Congress are aware of the policies and resources critical for positive… Read more »

Help Build Your Child’s Brain on National Opposite Day

National Opposite Day is observed every year on January 25. Many enjoy using this day to try to confuse others by saying and doing the opposite of what they really mean. Why not use this day to help build your child’s brain? By the age of five, your child’s brain has reached 90 percent of… Read more »

Teach Digital Literacy, Not Just Technology Use

Guest blog post by Nick Jaworski, Owner and Chief Digital Community Builder for Circle Social Inc. As NAEYC states in a policy statement issued on January 2012, “technology and interactive media are here to stay.” However, there remain many questions as to whether technology use with children in early childhood settings is beneficial or harmful… Read more »

Obama Administration Releases Final ESSA Regulations

Earlier today, the Department of Education published the final regulations to implement the “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.”  The final ESSA regulations are designed to support states in maximizing their opportunities under the new law. The final regulations are categorized in the following manner: Accountability – A more comprehensive picture of school success;… Read more »

Report on Media Use and How It Affects Young Children

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Children and Adolescents and Digital Media explores new recommendations for children’s media use. The report covers what we currently know about media use and how it affects young children and adolescents and makes recommendations for pediatricians and parents. These recommendations are designed to help… Read more »

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