Category: Health and Safety

May 2016 Footnotes

May was a busy month for Child Care Aware® of America. We celebrated both mothers and child care providers across the nation as part of Mother’s Day and Provider Appreciation Day. Both serve an important role in not only nurturing but also educating children during crucial developmental stages in their lives. Below are some additional… Read more »

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016

As the temperatures climb, the desire to involve children in water activities often rises as well.  After all, most of us enjoy the excitement and cooling effects that a swim in a pool, lake, or ocean can bring during the warm months! The week before Memorial Day, May 23-29, 2016, marks the twelfth annual Healthy… Read more »

May 15 – 21 is Designated as Hurricane Preparedness Week

“It only takes one”. That is what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants you to remember about hurricanes. Only one storm can change your life and can change your community. Hurricanes and tropical cyclones are some of the most powerful, dangerous, and destructive storms that many will ever see. Proper planning and preparation… Read more »

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Participate in National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – Thursday, May 5!

Guest blog post by Laurie Rackas Finding Help, Finding Hope. That’s the theme of this year’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Awareness Day was created to help focus the nation’s attention on the importance of children’s positive mental health and the essential role it plays in overall healthy development. On Thursday at 7 p.m…. Read more »

Emergency Preparedness Funding Announced for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies—CCR&Rs as Community Resilience Hubs. This initiative, administered through CCAoA’s emergency preparedness team aims to increase the capabilities of communities working with child care centers and family child care providers in preparing, responding, and… Read more »

April 2016 Footnotes

Spring is officially here! The trees are blooming, the days are getting longer, and the weather is beckoning for people to spend all their time outdoors. We were excited to see many of you who visited Washington, D.C. earlier this month for our biennial 2016 Symposium. For those who missed the event, video recordings and… Read more »

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Did you know that May is designated as Asthma Awareness Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this lung disease affects over 22 million people living in the United States, including one in twelve children.  It causes three in five people living with asthma to limit their physical activity or miss… Read more »

USDA Announces New Meal Pattern Guidelines for Child and Adult Care Food Program

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the USDA announced that it has finalized meal pattern revisions to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This rule updates the meal pattern requirements to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which was required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Changes are as follows:… Read more »

Resources for National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23, 2016) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from serious vaccine-preventable disease like whooping cough, measles, and influenza. Immunization is a process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available… Read more »

CCAoA Announces Emergency Preparedness Funding Webinar

During the first week of May 2016, Child Care Aware® of America will launch a request for proposals for a new emergency preparedness program. The goal of this funding opportunity is to increase the capacity of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies to serve as resilience hubs in their communities in the event of emergencies or… Read more »

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