Protect Yourself in an Earthquake: The Great ShakeOut!

Drop! Cover! Hold On! These three, simple steps can help you protect yourself during an earthquake. Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that this is the appropriate action and steps to take in order to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. On the third Thursday of October… Read more »

Summary of CCDF Final Rule Now Available

Last month, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published the final rule for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) based on the 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG). This final rule updates CCDF regulations for the first time since 1998. The final CCDF rule includes regulatory changes on ensuring the health… 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 »

CCAoA Wall Calendar Now Available

Child Care Aware® of America is proud to release its first, limited edition 15-month wall calendar featuring photos of children, families, and child care professionals—all of whom we work for every day. Our calendar also speaks to our beliefs and strategic priorities that support our mission of ensuring that all families have access to affordable,… Read more »

September 2016 Footnotes

It is hard to believe that September is ending and we are already moving into October. And with that comes shorter days, cooler weather, and perhaps the most important thing—the final stretch in the presidential campaigns. The cost of child care has become a major issue for the 2016 elections, and we are excited to… Read more »

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Congress Approves 10-Week Funding Measure

Late last night, Congress approved H.R. 5325, a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government until December 9.  President Obama is expected to sign it into law by tomorrow. The CR funds all domestic non-defense programs at FY 2016 levels and includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus, along with another $500 million… Read more »

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus

Content Updated: February, 1, 2017, January 10, 2017, December, 6, 2016, October 1, 2016, August 22, 2016, August 3, 2016, June 23, 2016, May 16, 2016, original post January 29, 2016. It’s a funny sounding name, but this virus is no joke. The Zika virus is growing health concern that has the attention of lead… Read more »

CCAoA Discusses Child Care on Diane Rehm Show

This week, Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director, Child Care Aware® of America, and other leading experts in the child care space were on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR (88.5 FM) to discuss the issues surround child care in our country. Child care has become a major issue in the presidential election. Our recently… Read more »

New Research on Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Education

It was a crisp breezy fall morning as I drove my car into the garage near my job. Suddenly my cell phone rings and I look at the caller ID and take a deep breath. Sigh…it’s my daughter’s child care provider again. “Hello, Ms. Dobbins. I know we just saw you, but your daughter is… Read more »

Child Care Mentioned Early On In First Presidential Debate

We were excited to hear child care mentioned in the first 10 minutes of the first Presidential debate. It makes sense – 90% of Americans want the next president to expand access to child care and early learning opportunities. It’s a critical issue that candidates across the aisle can agree on. Child care costs more… Read more »

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