Author: Jamie Underwood

March 2017 Footnotes

Spring has sprung here in our nation’s capital, and we welcome the warmer weather, longer days, and cherry blossoms with open arms. We have had a busy month in preparation for the upcoming Child Care Aware® of America Policy Summit and our corresponding 30th anniversary kick-off in April. Our research team also continues work on… Read more »

Millennial Generation Faces Unprecedented Challenges in Affording Child Care

New Report Highlights a Generation Burdened with Debt, High Unemployment, and Difficult Choices Arlington, VA, March 21, 2017 – The clash between the American dream and the American reality has gotten dramatically worse for millennials seeking to have a career and family, a battle outlined in stark details in a new report by Child Care… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America’s Executive Director, Lynette Fraga, Elected as Chair of the Children’s Leadership Council Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, March 6, 2017 – The Children’s Leadership Council (CLC) has announced the appointment of Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. The CLC is a coalition of more than 50 of the nation’s major organizations dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of American babies, children, and youth…. Read more »

Report Shows Child Care Too Expensive for Today’s Families

Quality, Affordable Child Care Out of Reach for Most Americans, Costing More than a Year’s College Tuition, Housing, Transportation, or Food Arlington, VA, December 7, 2016  – Child Care Aware® of America’s (CCAoA) 10th annual report researching child care costs in counties and states across the U.S. shows families can’t afford child care in 49… Read more »

Leaving for Logan: Looking for an Oasis in a Child Care Desert

The importance of high-quality, affordable child care affects everyone. In the spirit of the holiday giving season, Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to share with you a special edition story in Faces of Child Care, a series of stories from individuals of various walks of life who are affected by child care. Read Ashley’s… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Celebrates Military Family Appreciation Month

Child care has become a major issue this election season, highlighted throughout the debates and presidential candidate platforms alike. The focus has mainly been on families and the challenges they face when seeking high-quality, affordable child care. For military families this can be especially difficult. According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), active-duty military… Read more »

CCAoA Recognized for Outstanding Marketing and Communications Work

Child Care Aware® of America has been awarded three MarCom Awards as part of a 2016 creative competition for marketing and communications professionals. Platinum Award: Child Care Aware® of America 2016-2017 Calendar Gold Award: Child Care Works website Gold Award: Child Care Aware® of America Annual Report Child Care Aware® of America was selected as… Read more »

CCAoA Wall Calendar Now Available

Child Care Aware® of America is proud to release its first, limited edition 15-month wall calendar featuring photos of children, families, and child care professionals—all of whom we work for every day. Our calendar also speaks to our beliefs and strategic priorities that support our mission of ensuring that all families have access to affordable,… Read more »

CCAoA Discusses Child Care on Diane Rehm Show

This week, Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director, Child Care Aware® of America, and other leading experts in the child care space were on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR (88.5 FM) to discuss the issues surround child care in our country. Child care has become a major issue in the presidential election. Our recently… Read more »

A Divided Electorate Unites on Quality Early Childhood Care and Learning

Guest Blog Post by Amanda Guarino, Policy Director, First Five Years Fund Child care is a necessity for many of today’s American families, especially low- and middle-income families, yet the cost of accessing high-quality care often rivals the cost of housing. For four years running, the First Five Years Fund’s annual national bipartisan poll shows… Read more »

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