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Child Care Aware® of America Announces States Selected for Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities Project

Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is pleased to announce the states and organizations selected to participate in the Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities project – an initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Participants include: Alabama: Alabama Partnership for Children Colorado: Qualistar Colorado’s Healthy Child Care Colorado Program Indiana:… Read more »

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, and kicks off the Latinos Achieve White House Initiative. Outgoing Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, describes the importance of the Latinos Achieve initiative to our children and our nation: “Today, nearly one in four students in our nation’s public schools is a Hispanic youth. Making… Read more »

Show You Care – Sending Child Care Advocates to Capitol Hill

Families and advocates will meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill to share their stories and advocate for improved child care options for families during Child Care Aware® of America’s Symposium 2016 – and your donations can help send them there. Arlington, VA – October 14, 2015 This Giving Tuesday, join in the effort to change… Read more »

Announcing the Partnership with Bezos Family Foundation Focused on Family Engagement

Washington, D.C. – Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation focused on encouraging family engagement through Vroom, a national initiative that empowers parents to turn everyday activities into brain building moments for their children. Vroom provides interactive tools and resources that highlight the science behind… Read more »

September 2015 Footnotes

As we settle into our fall schedules and wait for the changing of the leaves here in Northern Virginia, I always feel a little nostalgic for the warm months of summer. Looking back on the month of September, we were quite busy wrapping up our summer work and welcoming back Congress. Take a quick peek… Read more »

CCA to Participate in Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System

The Administration for Children and Families has announced the creation of six new national training and technical assistance centers. These centers, will be part of a new cross-sector Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance system, bringing together funding, knowledge, and skills from the Office of Child Care, Office of Head Start, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Fulfilling the Promise of Early Childhood Education: Advancing Early Childhood Education As a Professional Field of Practice

By Stacie G. Goffin, Rhian Evans Allvin, Deb Flis, and Albert Wat Early childhood education (ECE) is in the spotlight as never before. Being in the limelight, however, has highlighted the field’s fragmentation and the variability in the quality of children’s formal early learning experiences. This reality is unlikely to change, though, unless the ECE… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Symposium 2016

Celebrating milestones in the child care community at the Child Care Aware® of America Symposium April 4-6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.   Speakers/Program This biennial event addresses the hottest topics of research, policy, and practices of interest to the early child care and education community, including Child Care Resource and Referral leaders and staff, child… Read more »

Congress Approves Temporary Funding Measure, Continues to Work on Final FY 2016 Budget

Earlier today, Congress approved a short-term continuing resolution (CR) keeping the Federal government funded through December 11. The CR includes no spending cuts to any domestic programs and, instead, funds all programs at FY 2015 levels as leaders negotiate a final deal. While the CR easily passed both chambers of Congress, it will be extremely… Read more »

August 2015 Child Care Provider of the Month – Ilse Wilson and Fairyland Family Child Care

Child Care Aware® of America, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Head Start Association, and National Indian Child Care Association would like to congratulate Ilse Wilson and the staff at Fairyland Family Child Care in Sandy, Utah. They have been named Provider of the Month for August 2015, and they are the first home care provider to be honored through the new campaign.

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