Tag: child care

From One Family to Another: Tips to Make the Transition Easier

As a mom who has experience in transitioning children from child care to school, I’d like to share some tips with parents that are experiencing this for the first time this fall. My 9-year-old son has already made the transition from home child care to preschool, then to an elementary school to after school care…. Read more »

The Present and Future of Child Care Assistance Programs in the United States

The extreme cost of child care in the United States is a highly debated and recognized economic concern. According to Child Care Aware® of America, child care is unaffordable in 49 states plus the District of Columbia. Though it seems like there aren’t currently many assistance programs in place, legislators have taken notice of the… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Welcomes Yvette Sanchez Fuentes as Deputy Chief of Public Policy

Lifelong child care and early education advocate will lead CCAoA’s policy and outreach strategy WASHINGTON, DC — Yvette Sanchez Fuentes has joined Child Care Aware of America’s (CCAoA) policy team as the deputy chief of public policy. She brings with her extensive experience in providing services to young children from low-income families as well fighting for policies… Read more »

What to Look for in a Quality Afterschool Program

Backpack, paper, pencils, and homework folder: for many families, that’s the standard shopping list for back-to-school season. However, one key item is missing: your child’s afterschool program! Choosing the perfect program for your child can make the transition from early child care to aftercare seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! We want to… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Head Start’s Mental Health Tool

The Problem: Sometimes an adult (parent/caregiver/early childhood educator) has a temperament that is vastly different from that of a young child. How do you bridge the gap and foster a loving, supportive relationship? One Solution: You can start with the interactive Infant Toddler Temperament Tool (IT3) on Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center… Read more »

Include Emergency Planning on Your Back-to-School Checklist

As you cross off important items on your family’s back-to-school checklist, don’t forget to be proactive in learning more about the emergency plan at your child’s school or child care program. All schools and before/afterschool child care programs should have an emergency plan in place to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency… Read more »

Sick, Absent, or Forgotten? How a Change in Routine Can Become Deadly in Minutes

Have you ever had a child in your child care program not arrive by her usual arrival time and simply rationalized that the child must be sick or on vacation today? My mission is to show you how this assumption can have lethal consequences for dozens of young children annually. How? Each year since 1998, an… Read more »

Child Care Affordability: Will the New Policy Work? Or Is There Still Progress to be Made?

With a variety of new policies on the verge of implementation, one can’t help but wonder…What’s next for my family and me? The Tax Policy Center (TPC) is one of many analytical groups that has been examining the new tax policy in order to find answers to these types of questions. In their research paper,… Read more »

Hope Clinton Shares How CCAoA Helped Expand Her Advocacy Knowledge

Blog post by summer intern Hope Clinton I’ve never really thought about what impacts children because I don’t plan on having any at the moment and I was a child not too long ago. However, now knowing all the problems children face, it’s something I find myself talking about quite often. I now explain to people… Read more »

Louise Rosler Reflects on How Policy (and Life) Can Have Unintended Results

Blog post by summer intern Louise Rosler “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that most children are faced with from a very young age. My answers have vacillated (from a princess, to an author, to a CIA agent—the list goes on), but as I have grown older, this vision… Read more »

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