Category: Resource and Referral Agencies

Power to the Profession Webinar: Innovative Strategies to Engage Staff and Providers

What can Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&Rs) agencies do and how can they most effectively share information about Power to the Profession with the field? Join us for a webinar, “What can your CCR&R do to prepare for the evolution of the ECE profession?,” on July 10 from 2:30-3:30 pm EST as we talk… Read more »

The Child Care and Development Fund: What CCR&Rs Should Know

Thanks to the strong advocacy efforts of our network, on March 23, Congress passed the FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which included a $2.4 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the largest discretionary funding increase in history. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) authorized the Child Care… Read more »

Power to the Profession: Provide Feedback and Shape Your Future

Child care resource and referral (CCR&Rs) agencies, you have the opportunity to help shape the future of the early care and education workforce! Child Care Aware® of America is one of 15 national organizations leading Power to the Profession, a collaborative effort focused on developing a plan on how we define the early childhood profession…. Read more »

Child Care Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar Series

The horrific damage caused by Hurricane Harvey on the Texas gulf coast reminds us of the profound impact that disasters have on children and adults, resulting in feelings of uncertainty for everyone. Young children do best when their lives have predictable caregivers, schedules, and settings. A disaster can throw all of those things off balance,… Read more »

Policies that Support Breastfeeding in Child Care Facilities

Helping children get off to a good, healthy start in life is one of the hallmarks of quality child care. It makes sense that quality child care programs would have policies in place that support good infant feeding practices, including breastfeeding. There are many reasons that child care should support breastfeeding families: Opportunities for family… Read more »

Family Voices, Quality Choices

In May, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) will begin piloting the Family Voices, Quality Choices resource suite—a collection of child care consumer information and outreach materials—at two Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies for a period of four months. Child Care Services Association in North Carolina and Child Care Aware® of Kansas have partnered… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Web Services API Module for NDS

Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to announce the release of the Web Services Application Programming Interface (API) module for the National Data System (NDS) for Child Care suite of applications. APIs make some of a program’s internal functions available in a limited fashion to the outside world. They also make it possible for… Read more »

CCR&Rs: Fighting for Child Care, Fighting for You

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you our final story in Faces of Child Care, an eight-week series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Read Ann’s story to learn more about our local… Read more »

Building a User-Friendly Website to Support CCDBG Implementation

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) requires that states develop consumer education information for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) parents, providers, and the general public on the following topics: The availability of child care assistance The quality of child care providers (if available) Research and best practices in child development State/territory policies… Read more »

Happy 25th Anniversary to Child Care Aware of Kansas

Child Care Aware® of America wishes to congratulate Child Care Aware® of Kansas on their 25 years of dedication to children and families across the state. Upon acknowledging this important occasion of their 25th Anniversary, Child Care Aware® of America also appreciates Child Care Aware® of Kansas’ Executive Director, Leadell Ediger for her excellent leadership… Read more »

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