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Senate to Begin Debating Bi-Partisan Overhaul of ESEA This Week

Tomorrow, the Senate will begin deliberating S. 1177, the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), something Congress has not done since 2001. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved this bill on April 16. ESEA oversees the nation’s K-12 policy, as… Read more »

June 2015 Footnotes

I love summer! Warm weather, even when it’s humid and sticky, beats the winter layering and trying to keep track of the extra accessories like mittens, scarves, coats, and boots. The “lazy days” of summer are here – and yet I still got that phone call. I missed an appointment today, scheduled a long time… Read more »

Preventing Child Vehicular Heatstroke

It’s that time of year again – when temperatures start to rise all over the country and life altering accidents have the potential to occur when we’re least expecting it. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths of children now according to SafeKids.org. On average, one child dies every 8 days from heatstroke… Read more »

Child Care and ECD Update: A Major Fight Looms Over Funding for Next Year

This week, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved their FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending measures, which is the legislation that provides annual funding for child care and early child development programs. As expected, both committees rejected the President’s major child care proposals. The Senate bill includes a $150… Read more »

2015 State Fact Sheets: Highlighting A Complex Early Care Landscape

Each week, millions of children are shuffled between child care providers due to unpredictable schedules and limited child care availability. The landscape for child care and early education is evolving as more families rely on two-parent incomes, and costs for early care increases. States have a pivotal role in implementing policies that aim to improve… Read more »

The 2015 Child Care State Fact Sheets Highlight A Complex Early Care Landscape

Child Care Aware® of America, the nation’s leading voice in child care advocacy today announced the release of the 2015 State Fact Sheets, which profile child care indicators across all 50 states.

We Raise America

At Child Care Aware® of America we believe information sharing, advancing discussion, and taking action are critical to affecting positive change for our nation’s children and families. We want to spark the conversation about early childhood and the future of our nation, which is what The Raising of America series and associated public engagement campaign… Read more »

Celebrate the National Day of Summer Learning

The nationwide Day of Summer Learning is Friday, June 19, 2015! This is a national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and meant to show the importance of continuing learning, safety and wellness for children during the summer months. While participation in summer learning programs has increased, there is still a… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Wins a Silver ‘Power of A’ Award

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is proud to announce the recognition of a silver ‘Power of A’ award from ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership.

The New CCAoA Website Is Live!

We’re proud to announce the newly redesigned Child Care Aware® of America website! The new CCAoA website features a modern and more attractive design with easy-to-navigate search functionality and a content-rich experience. The website is now mobile-compatible so users can easily access the site and utilize all of its new features from any personal device…. Read more »

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