Category: Advocacy & Public Policy

Child Care Aware® of America Releases Report on Child Care Supply Crisis and Offers Solutions

Child Care Aware® of America Releases Report on Child Care Supply Crisis and Offers Solutions Licensed child care is in short supply, but Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies can help WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) released its new report, Closing the Gap: How CCR&Rs Can Help Communities Meet Their… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Statement On The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Markup

Child Care Aware® of America Statement On The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Markup WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the child care funding increase passed yesterday by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) Executive Director Dr. Lynette… Read more »

Trump Administration Shares Additional Materials to Support Its FY 2020 Budget

On March 18, the Trump Administration published additional materials to support its FY 2020 budget request to Congress.  While the budget request includes proposals to address the child care crisis in the U.S., it falls well short of what is needed long-term.  Additionally, the President’s request includes proposals that would harm millions of working families… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Statement On The President’s Budget for 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the child care proposals in the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), executive director Dr. Lynette M. Fraga released the following statement: “CCAoA welcomes the Administration’s attention to child care in the President’s Budget joining the long-standing conversation around the importance of high-quality… Read more »

Child Care Advocates Applaud Reintroduction of Child Care for Working Families Act

Earlier today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the “Child Care for Working Families Act of 2019” on Capitol Hill.  At the press conference, Senator Murray was joined by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), as well as several parent advocates. The legislation is nearly identical to the 2017… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Daily Health Checks

The problem: Child care providers are expected to do a daily health check for each of the children in their care. However, not all providers are aware of what a comprehensive health check entails. One solution The Daily Health Check checklist, produced by the Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center at the University of… Read more »

Harper’s Story: An Unthinkable Tragedy and How You Can Prevent It

Harper’s Story: An Unthinkable Tragedy and How You Can Prevent It  It was a day like any other. Harper was a typical toddler full of love, laughs and life, when the unthinkable happened. Listen to Harper’s mother, Whitney, share how the events of that tragic day unfolded. Providers: hear her recommendation for preventing tragedies like… Read more »

Congress is in session

New Child Care Affordability Legislation Introduced

New Hampshire Senator, Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), just reintroduced the “Right Start Child Care and Education Act,” which would help make child care more affordable for working class families by amending the federal tax code. Specifically, the Senator’s legislation proposes the following: Increase outdated dollar limits on child care expenses for families.  In particular, the bill… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Stress and Provider Health

The problem: Working in child care can be stressful and take a toll on many facets of a providers’ health, including oral health.  One solution: Stress and Health, the most recent tip sheet in the “Brush Up on Oral Health” series.  This resource explains the ways in which long-term stress can cause problems with your… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Resources for Child Care Providers to Make Healthy Choices

The problem: Child care providers care for and promote the health and wellness of our nation’s children but struggle to make healthy choices for themselves.  One solution: The Move Your Way campaign, which provides information and strategies for meeting the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans  With all the fitness fads and conflicting health advice out there, it can… Read more »

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