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Laundry Pods Pose Ingestion Risk to Children

February of 2012 saw the introduction of laundry detergent “pods” to the market. These pods are small, highly-concentrated single-dose packets, which are brightly colored, often mimicking candy. Since their introduction the pods have been causing an uptick in exposures, as young children mistakenly ingest them. New research, appearing in the July 2016 journal Injury Prevention, examined… Read more »

Senate Assesses CCDBG Implementation During Hearing

By CCAoA intern Mia Coward Senator and Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, opened the Senate floor debate on the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. The bipartisan reauthorization will expand access to and improve the quality of child care for the more… Read more »

Fight the Bite of Mosquitoes this Summer

Summer is here, and with it the pesky hassle of mosquitoes. This year, the threat of mosquitoes has been in the spotlight more than usual thanks to the Zika virus. There are many effective ways to avoid mosquitoes and prevent those annoyingly itchy mosquito bites. Eliminate Places Where Mosquitoes Live and Breed When we talk… Read more »

On Becoming a Parent Advocate

Guest blog post by parent advocate Laurie Ferguson As I walked into the trauma room, I was horrified to see my 6-year old daughter, barely visible under a head and neck brace while lying on a backboard. Doctors and nurses were carefully attending to my daughter, ordering tests, checking vital signs, and repeatedly calling out… Read more »

Emergency Preparedness Funding Announced for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies—CCR&Rs as Community Resilience Hubs. This initiative, administered through CCAoA’s emergency preparedness team aims to increase the capabilities of communities working with child care centers and family child care providers in preparing, responding, and… Read more »

CCAoA Announces Emergency Preparedness Funding Webinar

During the first week of May 2016, Child Care Aware® of America will launch a request for proposals for a new emergency preparedness program. The goal of this funding opportunity is to increase the capacity of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies to serve as resilience hubs in their communities in the event of emergencies or… Read more »

CCAoA Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

Poisoning is the leading cause of injury or death in the United States. Fortunately, there are 55 poison control centers in the United States that provide free expert information and treatment advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Specially trained nurses, pharmacists, and physicians staff poison control centers and provide multilingual translation services… Read more »

Severe Winter Weather Threatens D.C., Baltimore

Emergency preparedness staff at Child Care Aware® of America are keeping a close eye on the weather. Based on the latest forecast models, the potential for a severe winter storm, starting this Friday, is very likely. Child Care Aware® of America staff have been in contact with our emergency management colleagues in Virginia, Maryland and… Read more »

Child Nutrition Reauthorization In Reach

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to markup the “Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016” a bill that reauthorizes and amends the child nutrition portion of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA). Child care providers across the country depend on federal funding to feed children in early care and education settings…. Read more »

Examining the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

The city of Flint, Michigan is home to nearly 100,000 residents. Throughout the past several months, these residents have been living a nightmare scenario: the water flowing out of their taps is not safe to drink. Problems began back in April 2014, when the city decided to switch their water supply from Detroit to Lake… Read more »

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