Tag: child care

Child Care Training Can Save Lives!

This week, Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Charles Poston dismissed a felony charge of child cruelty against a child care director who ran a program where 7-week-old Dylan Cummings died in May of 2010.  What happened? What’s the issue? Like “A Tale of Two Cities,” a Charles Dickens’ novel, this is a story of two types… Read more »

Juggling Sick Children and Child Care

If you’re a parent with a young child in child care, chances are you’ve had a call to pick up your child due to some type of illness.  Nearly 11 million children under age 6 are in some type of child care every week.  As every parent knows, colds happen.  Other illnesses happen too, but… Read more »

Calling on Mothers – Time to Speak Up!

Last week in Washington, D.C., David Gray and Lisa Guernsey from the New America Foundation’s Workforce and Family Program and Early Education Initiative, led a panel discussion entitled, “Speaking Up: What the Presidential Candidates Should be Saying about Child Care and Early Learning.” In looking at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), one… Read more »

Child Care Training Matters!

Playground accidents happen, just ask any parent.  A scraped elbow, a scraped knee, but on September 9,  19-month-old Faith Phillips died from injuries she sustained  just a few days before at a licensed child care center in Wasilla, Alaska. What happened?  A parent’s worst nightmare.  The toddler’s head became stuck in a hole in some… Read more »

Are Children in Child Care Safe During Disasters?

Too many states fail to ensure the safety of children in child care during disasters During normal working hours – which total more than 2,000 hours a year – the safety of nearly 68 million children is in the hands of school officials and child care providers.  Most parents logically assume that when they drop… Read more »

New Report Shows High Cost of Child Care

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2012 Report Parents want quality child care for their children, but the slow economic recovery and the high cost of child care make paying for child care difficult for working families. In August, Child Care Aware® of America (formerly NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource… Read more »

Joshua’s Story

Joshua Minton’s parents did what many parents do when looking for child care. They asked family, friends and neighbors for recommendations. They selected a provider for their son Joshua. They didn’t know that the provider had been cited over a period of years for numerous safety violations in state inspection reports. Several times, the provider… Read more »

Washington Auditor’s Report Finds Sex Offenders in Child Care

How important is it that child care providers have a background check?  On August 1, the Washington State Auditor’s Office released a report, “Protecting Children from Sex Offenders in Child Care, Foster Care, and Schools.”  They conducted an audit within the state to determine if matching the state’s sex offender registry to information on child… Read more »

Background Checks Promote Children’s Safety in Child Care

Background checks for child care providers are essential to ensure that individuals who have a history of violent offenses are not licensed to provide child care or hired to work in a child care center. Parents expect their children to be safe in child care. Many parents logically assume that background checks are required for… Read more »

Children Should Be Safe in Child Care

Child Care Aware® of America (formerly the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, NACCRRA), has released a new research paper, “Why Aren’t We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America.” The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the law that allocates funds to states for child care and sets the… Read more »

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