Category: Press Release

Child Care Aware® of America Report Focuses on Barriers to Early Education for Boys of Color

Arlington, VA, October 14, 2016 – Overall, boys of color (primarily African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives) face structural obstacles that stack the odds against their success in school and in life. They are more likely to grow up in low-income households, and less likely to attend high-quality schools, starting in very early childhood…. Read more »

Minnesota Receives Child Care Emergency Preparedness Grant

Arlington, Va. – Child Care Aware® of Minnesota was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant. Grant funding from Child Care Aware® of America will support a new project designed to strengthen emergency preparedness efforts for children, parents, and child care providers, and to enhance coordination with first responder… Read more »

Kansas Begins Two-Year Project to Focus on Emergency Preparedness for Child Care

Arlington, Va. – Child Care Aware® of Kansas was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant. Grant funding from Child Care Aware® of America will support a new two-year project designed to strengthen emergency preparedness efforts for children, parents, and child care providers and also enhance coordination with first… Read more »

Presidential Candidates Release Child Care Proposals—What This Means for Parents

Arlington, VA, September 14, 2016 – The importance of high-quality, affordable child care continues to remain a high priority issue for Presidential candidates this election year. To date, both candidates have submitted child care proposals that could impact parents, including paid maternity or family leave and tax credits for families. Child Care Aware® of America… Read more »

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 »

Tulsa’s Child Care Resource Center Awarded Emergency Preparedness Grant

Tulsa, Oklahoma – September is National Preparedness Month, and Child Care Resource Center is celebrating by kicking off a new two-year emergency preparedness project. Tulsa-based Child Care Resource Center, a program of the Community Service Council (a United Way partner agency), was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant…. Read more »

CCAoA Launches New Pilot Project to Help Communities Prepare for, Respond to, and Recover from Disasters

Arlington, VA, August 10, 2016 – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is taking significant steps to strengthen the emergency preparedness of children and child care providers by working directly with three communities on a new two-year pilot project. Over the next two years, CCAoA will work with Child Care Aware® of Kansas, Child Care… Read more »

April 2016 Child Care Provider of the Month – Perfect Start Learning Center

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 Tessie Ragan and the staff at Perfect Start Learning in Edwards, California (formerly located… Read more »

New Report Highlights Challenge to Implement Quality, Affordable Child Care Nationwide

Child Care Aware® of America Releases 2016 State Fact Sheets Arlington, VA, July 11, 2016   – Child Care Aware® of America, the nation’s leading voice for child care, today announced the release of the 2016 State Fact Sheets, which profile child care indicators across all 50 states. This annual report compiles data from local and… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Announces New Board Appointment

Southwest Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral program manager joins national nonprofit board Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America today announced the appointment of Katherine Cothern as the Membership Council representative to the organization’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Cothern will replace former Board member Mindy Bennett, who recently joined the Statewide Child… Read more »

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