Show Some Love! CFC Designated Charity #12300

Child Care Aware® of America has been selected as a 2016 CFC Designated Charity! What’s CFC? It’s the Combined Federal Campaign—the only authorized workplace giving opportunity for federal employees and members of the military. It runs September 1 – December 30 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Participation is optional, and all… Read more »

D-SNAP: Preparing for Disaster

Access to food is a critical part of disaster response and recovery. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is part of the national response network and provides Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits to those with low to moderate incomes (who typically do not qualify for food assistance support) based on disaster-related expenses… Read more »

Recovering From Floods

Flooding is one of the leading causes of severe weather related deaths. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning. Flooding causes an average of $5 billion a year in damage, making it the most costly severe weather event. To recover from flooding events, follow… Read more »

State Plans for Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities Participants

The state plans for Healthy Child Care, Health Communities participants have been reviewed! In an effort to support states in advocacy around their Child Care and Development Fund plans, Child Care Aware® of America summarized the state plans’ health content for Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, New York State, and North Carolina. CCDF state plans have… Read more »

Provider Health Spotlight on Jennifer Hockensmith

Spotlight Jennifer Hockensmith, Sr. Program Director of Child Development, Hanover YMCA Early Learning Center, Hanover, Pennsylvania The Problem A lot of the staff members at the Early Learning Center were not physically active. Jennifer was worried about their health. The Solution She decided to pose a fitness challenge to the staff. She knew the challenge… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: New Briefs Covering CCDBG Health and Safety Topics

Spotlight New Briefs Covering Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Health and Safety Topics The Problem The new health and safety requirements are complicated, and figuring out the implications for individual child care programs can be tough. One Solution The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance just made it easier. The Center recently… Read more »

Back to School: Finding Quality Afterschool Child Care

Can you believe it? Some areas of the country are already in the back-to-school mode! I know because I’m beginning to see my friends post their “first day of school” pictures all over social media. I started a collection of those “first day of school” pictures when my children were very young. The ones where… Read more »

NDS Lunch and Learn Webinar: CCDBG and Licensing Data Integration

Guest blog post by Jen Bump Last month we shared with you information about our newest module, National Data System (NDS) Web Services, which includes new API data integration functionality. This new tool is part of our goal to support child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and governments in carrying out work around the… 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 »

Dancing the Prep Step for Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month and Child Care of Aware® of America’s Emergency Preparedness Team is gearing up for a fun month! We will be posting a lot of tools, tips, and resources throughout the month of September. Sadly, less than half of American families have an emergency plan. However, we know that child care… Read more »

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