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Celebrating Child Care and Making Connections at the 2017 ZERO TO THREE Conference

Child Care Aware® of America was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the recent 2017 ZERO TO THREE conference. The event brought over 3,000 early childhood professionals to San Diego, CA November 29-December 1 for three days of learning, networking, and socializing. CCAoA was also one of the 70-plus exhibitors at the conference. Our booth… Read more »

Snow Safety: Five Steps to be Prepared

With winter right around the corner and temperatures dropping fast, this is the perfect time to prepare for a possible winter emergency. Many people love the idea of a few inches of fluffy snow falling from the sky, but all too quickly, that few inches can morph into the winter storm of the year. Fortunately,… Read more »

Site Diagrams Made Easy – Do You Have One for Your Child Care Facility?

An alarm rings…lights flash…you regularly practice fire drills, so you know this is the fire alarm. You need to evacuate, but what do you take with you?  Where is the closest exit?  What happens if the closest exit is blocked?  How can you evacuate yourself and your roomful of toddlers quickly and easily? Ensuring that… Read more »

The Top 5 Things CCR&Rs Should Do During a Disaster

As the end of the year nears, CCAoA’s Emergency Preparedness Team has been reflecting on the disasters that struck in 2017. Top-of-mind, of course, are the hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Our team worked directly with CCR&Rs affected by the storms and the providers they serve. This is the second of three blogs on lessons learned… Read more »

National Child Nutrition Conference — Scholarships Available

The 32nd annual National Child Nutrition Conference is scheduled for April 19-21, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted by the National CACFP Sponsors Association, this conference brings together professionals in the child nutrition community for three days of learning and networking. Over 1,000 participants from nutrition, nonprofit, education, and child care organizations in all 50… Read more »

Child Care is Unaffordable Across the Nation

That’s the bottom line from CCAoA’s just-published report on Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017. Our signature annual report is now in its eleventh year and this year, as in previous years, child care represents one of the most significant expenses in parents’ budgets. In all regions of the country, families average… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America’s 11th Annual Cost of Care Report Shows Child Care Outpaces Nearly All Other Family Expenses Nationwide

Cost of Care Report Shows No State Has Affordable, Quality Care Leaving Advocates Working Tirelessly Across the Country Massachusetts, Utah, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Washington, and Hawaii Top Nation’s Unaffordability List for Infants and Toddlers WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America today released its annual Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017… Read more »

The Role Families Play in Identifying Child Care Challenges and Identifying Solutions

Children and their families are the heart of early care and education. We know that when child care providers and early educators work in close concert with families. Young children gain a stronger foundation for learning and development, Overall family well-being is enhanced, and The early care workforce experiences greater job satisfaction, and frequent turnover… Read more »

How Vroom Can Help Providers and Parents Have Fun While Brain Building

Amy Ornelas, a child care provider and grandparent and one of our Vroom Week winners, was thrilled to celebrate with us. She has been an avid user of the Vroom App, and wanted to share her experience for parents, grandparents and providers and how it has helped her. Vroom Week, which was held October 16-20,… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America and Good360 Partner to Send Care Packages to Puerto Rico Families

On November 15, employees from Child Care Aware® of America, Good360, and Charles River Associates worked together to assemble disaster relief kits for Niño’s de Nueva Esperanza child care center in Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico. Volunteers assembled 150 kits that will be sent alongside thousands of other donations garnered by Good360 to families struggling to… Read more »

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