WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) announced the second cohort of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Vroom ambassadors. These selected agencies will strategically embed Vroom brain-building tips and materials in their local family and community outreach services. As part of an expanded partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, CCAoA will deepen programmatic integration of advancements in brain science with early education providers and families through three cohorts of ambassadors. The third cohort will be selected and announced next year.
The following agencies have been selected:
- Arkansas–Child Care Aware® of Northwest Arkansas
- Indiana (Fort Wayne)–Early Childhood Alliance
- Indiana (Lafayette)–Right Steps Child Development Centers
- Kansas–Child Care Aware® of Kansas
- Montana–Family Connections
- Nevada–The Children’s Cabinet
- New York (Buffalo)–Child Care Resource Network
- New York (Elmira)–Chemung County Child Care Council
- North Carolina–Child Care Resource Center
- North Dakota–Child Care Aware® of North Dakota
Vroom is a global initiative that empowers parents and caregivers, including early care and education professionals, to boost children’s early learning and development through science-based tips and activities. Through technology including an app and collaborations with brand, media, and nonprofit partners, Vroom encourages families and caregivers to use routine interactions, like during bath time and grocery shopping, to engage with children, strengthening their brain architecture. The tools are free of cost, simple enough to fit into parents’ daily routines, and available right at their fingertips.
More than 11 million children under the age of five are in some form of child care in the United States. For 30 years, CCAoA has been the leading voice for quality, affordable child care in the United States. CCAoA continues to pursue a vision of the future in which every family in the United States has access to a high quality and affordable child care system.
As the nation’s leading voice for child care, CCAoA is comprised of 125,000 online advocates from across the country and in nearly every zip code. For child care providers, we offer training opportunities and technical assistance on a number of topics.
To learn more about CCAoA, visit usa.childcareaware.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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About Child Care Aware® of America Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. CCAoA works with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. CCAoA leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families. To learn more, visit usa.childcareaware.org. Follow them on Twitter @USAChildCare and on Facebook at facebook.com/usachildcare.