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Big names step up for little learners at Rally4Babies

Where will you find the secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, actress Jennifer Garner and the executive director of ZERO TO THREE? On a Google Hangout, chatting about children. Chatting with a purpose The event, Rally4Babies, was sponsored by ZERO TO THREE and brought dozens of organizations, like Child Care Aware® of… Read more »

Happy Fourth from Child Care Aware® of America

Washington, D.C., is an international hot spot. Especially during the summer, you’ll hear languages from all over the world spoken by the thousands of tourists who come to visit our nation’s capital. In fact, more than 16 million people visit every year. One of the biggest draws, of course is Independence Day. While we enjoy… Read more »

It’s Time to Fix Child Care – Reauthorization Bill Introduced in Senate

Last week, Senator Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Burr (R-NC), Senator Harkin (D-IA), and Senator Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiative.  Child Care Aware® of America announced its support for the… Read more »

Retired Military Leaders Support Comprehensive Early Learning Agenda

We’re not alone in our pursuit for quality child care and early learning policies. “Expanding access to quality pre-k is the smartest thing we can do, right now, to get more children on track for academic success,” said General Victor E. “Gene” Renuart, Jr., USAF-Ret. Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit organization made up more than 350… Read more »

Policies that Work for Working Families

Each week, nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care setting for an average of 35 hours. It’s a statistic that gets mentioned often in conversations about the importance of child care in every community across the United States, and with good reason.  Working families understand the need to… Read more »

Learning from the Military Child Care System

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and a time to celebrate and remember those who died in service to our country – over a million men and women who have died since the Civil War protecting our people and democratic values – not “democratic” as in political party, but the big “D” – Democracy – a government… Read more »

New HHS Rules Promoting Children’s Health & Safety in Child Care

This past week, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, held a press conference at an early learning center in Washington, D.C.  to announce new rules to promote the health and safety of children in child care.  She said that in the absence of legislation to reauthorize the Child Care… Read more »

Summer Reading Matters

Fact: Reading even five books is enough to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores over the summer. That’s right – five books! It’s easy to slip into summer without thinking about school. After all, it’s vacation time. But there are a few easy ways to work in a book. Or five. Read as a… Read more »

A Child Care License Should Mean Children are Safe

This week, the New Republic ran an article, “The Hell of American Day Care: An Investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children.”  The article reviewed the condition of child care in America today and highlighted the Texas child care program where a fire killed four of seven young children being… Read more »

Virginia County Looks to Weaken Child Care!

Last week a front page story in the Washington Post shared the tragic death of 3-month-old Camden Lafkin in a Virginia child care program.  The child care provider and Camden’s cause of death are under investigation.  What is known is that the program was unlicensed.  (Virginia does not require an individual to obtain a child… Read more »

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