Category: Press Release

Army Fee Assistance Program Transition Begins

Transition goes live for Army families enrolled in fee assistance program with GSA Arlington, VA – On February 22, the Army Fee Assistance Program officially began its transition from the General Services Administration to Child Care Aware® of America. The Army Fee Assistance Program is an initiative that assists Army families in reducing the cost… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Announces 10 Sites For Vroom Rollout

Arlington, VA – Today, Child Care Aware® of America announces the selection of ten sites across the country that will join a national network of communities, states, and organizations activating Vroom, an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation that is helping parents across the country promote brain development in children birth to five years old…. Read more »

W. K. Kellogg Foundation Partnership to Help Families Find Quality Child Care

Arlington, VA –   Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) in partnership with local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR&R) agencies, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will launch a new initiative to improve access to accurate information about quality early childhood education and care, particularly to and for low income families., With the increased… Read more »

November 2015 Child Care Provider of the Month – Tipton Adaptive Daycare

Photo courtesy of Deborah VanderGaast, Tipton Adaptive Daycare 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 Deborah VanderGaast and the staff at… Read more »

Cost and Availability of Child Care Continues to Burden American Families

Arlington, VA, December 8, 2015 – The 2015 Parents and the High Cost of Child Care report released today by Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) shows a continued trend of child care costs that put a strain on families, rivaling what the average family pays for one year of college tuition at a four… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America to Launch Emergency Preparedness Program

Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) will launch a new emergency preparedness training and technical assistance program for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies in three states, increasing the capacity of CCR&Rs to serve as resilience hubs in their communities in the case of emergencies or natural disasters. The three states… Read more »

Child Care Aware of America Releases New Three Year Strategic Plan

Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) released its new strategic plan for FY 2016- 2019. The plan envisions a high quality, affordable child care system that is accessible by every family in the United States. The new plan articulates the mission of Child Care Aware® of America, as well as our principles and beliefs… Read more »

CCDBG Anniversary: A letter from the Executive Director

Dear Child Care Aware® of America Community: On this day, one year ago, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014 (CCDBG). The CCDBG law took critical steps toward ensuring that children are in safe, affordable and quality child care settings-Child care providers who receive federal funds must complete… Read more »

Parent and Family Advocates Share Their Child Care Stories for Giving Tuesday

Help Child Care Aware® of America Highlight the Importance of Quality Child Care Issues By Sending 20 Family Advocates to Washington, D.C. This Spring. Arlington, VA – Mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other child guardians daily put their trust in others to care for their children, not wanting to worry about the unthinkable happening… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Announces States Selected for Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities Project

Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is pleased to announce the states and organizations selected to participate in the Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities project – an initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Participants include: Alabama: Alabama Partnership for Children Colorado: Qualistar Colorado’s Healthy Child Care Colorado Program Indiana:… Read more »

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