For Your Back to School List: Take Action This August

As August winds down and we get ready for a new school year we all have plenty of tasks to cross off our “Back to School” list – getting school supplies, nailing down school and activity schedules, hurriedly helping our children finish their summer reading, and even sometimes helping our children start their summer reading!… Read more »

July 2015 Child Care Provider of the Month – Kristy Whitley and Mt. Moriah Child Development Center

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 Kristy Whitley and the deserving staff at Mount Moriah Child Development Center in Matthews, North Carolina. They have been named Provider of the Month for July 2015, the first provider to be honored through the new campaign.

Kristy Whitley and the Mount Moriah Child Development Center – July 2015 Provider of the Month

Congratulations to Kristy Whitley and the deserving staff at Mount Moriah Child Development Center in North Carolina – July 2015 Provider of the Month! We’d all love to have a child care provider who welcomes our child into their care every day with a smile, and spends quality time with our child when we’re not… Read more »

Jordan Soto Says Farewell

By summer intern Jordan Soto When I was young it was my dream to be the President of the United States. At five years old until around middle school I adamantly expressed my aspiration of becoming the leader of the free world to anyone who would listen and even to those who didn’t. Many thought… Read more »

July 2015 Footnotes

I had a beautiful drive into our office’s in Arlington, VA today – not only is it a sunny clear day, I have the good fortune of driving along the Potomac River with a breathtaking view of the nation’s Capital. Even more amazing about this morning’s drive? Very little traffic! Ah, August is here and… Read more »

Children and Obesity Prevention – What Works

We’ve seen recent numbers showing that rates of obesity are continuing to increase among some low-income children ages 2-5 – but there is hope on the horizon. New results from the first of its kind study show that obesity measures significantly improved among children ages 2-5 who participate in Head Start Center-based nutrition and healthy… Read more »

Makala Graves Says Farewell

By Summer Intern Makala Graves For most college students the arrival of summer means relaxation, the stressful all night studying comes to a cease, and they spend their time poolside, soaking up the sun, and the thought of work or school does not cross their mind until the fall semester comes back around. However, for… Read more »

Teaching Children Cultural Competence in Early Childhood Education

By Summer Intern Makala Graves One of the most pressing issues that families and educators both face today is raising children to be both culturally competent and sensitive to their environment from a young age. It is vital that children learn how to respect and accept people whose culture and background differ from their own…. Read more »

Read Where You Are!

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is happy to join in the effort to prevent the “summer slide” by signing on to the Read Where You Are campaign put together by the Department of Education! Wednesday, July 29 is the Read Where You Are day of action – join us in taking time out to… Read more »

Emma Boelter Says Farewell

By Summer Intern, Emma Boelter Over the past two months working with CCAoA as a policy and research intern I have explored a variety of topics and gained so much valuable experience –I’ve learned about the importance of accessible and affordable child care, how to advocate for positive policy change, how to analyze legislative language,… Read more »

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