Category: Literacy

Guest Blog: How Vroom Speaks to Every CCR&R Audience

Vroom provides interactive tools and resources that highlight the science behind early brain development, showing parents how they can turn everyday activities like bath time and meal time into opportunities that build their children’s brains. The Vroom Partnership at Child Care Aware® of America is made up of ten Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies… 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 »

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 »

Family Bonds: Grandparents as Caregivers

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care extends beyond children and families. It affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our second 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. Click on Gerry’s… Read more »

President Obama Signs Education Bill Into Law

This morning, President Obama signed S. 1177 (Conference Report H 114-354), the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” into law at a bi-partisan ceremony at the White House. The President was joined by Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, along with Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the senior leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions… Read more »

National Young Readers Week 2015

As we end National Young Readers Week (Nov 9-14, 2015), we’re reminded of what started this national tradition. How many of you grew up with the Book It Program from Pizza Hut? Started in 1984, Pizza Hut started the program to foster a love of reading in young children by coincidentally rewarding them with pizza… Read more »

Read Where You Are!

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is happy to join in the effort to prevent the “summer slide” by signing on to the Read Where You Are campaign put together by the Department of Education! Wednesday, July 29 is the Read Where You Are day of action – join us in taking time out to… Read more »

Celebrate the National Day of Summer Learning

The nationwide Day of Summer Learning is Friday, June 19, 2015! This is a national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and meant to show the importance of continuing learning, safety and wellness for children during the summer months. While participation in summer learning programs has increased, there is still a… Read more »

Why National Poetry Month is Important for Children

April is National Poetry Month, which may seem silly and perhaps even frivolous with everything else going on in the early childhood education space, but it’s actually quite important. Started in 1996 by the National Academy of Poets, the stated goal of the month was to: highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American… Read more »

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