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Could Your Cell Phone Really Save Your Life?

Did you know the new iOS 11 feature on your iPhone allows you to call for Emergency SOS 911 help without using the keypad, even when your phone is locked? The great thing about this feature is that you can access emergency services silently and quickly.  Having a cell phone present during an emergency or… Read more »

Preparing Children for Healthy Lives

Child care prepares our littlest for the future, by helping them learn and grow. A lot of time and energy is spent making sure that children are healthy right now, today in child care—we create safe environments, we do health checks, and our licensing and monitoring visits are designed to make sure that there are no… Read more »

VIDEO: Help Can Come from an Unexpected Source

Daniela Salinas’ access to quality child care has been limited by high costs.  Like many states around the nation the cost of child care in her home state is more expensive than college tuition.  Watch as Daniela shares how voucher and subsidy programs help families make child care more affordable and enabled her to finish… Read more »

Congress Passes Tax Reform Legislation that Could Harm Millions of Children and Families

Earlier today, the House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed tax reform legislation which will overhaul the tax code for the first time since the mid-1980s. President Trump is expected to sign this bill into law soon. The bill doubles the Child Tax Credit (CTC), however, only higher income families would receive the majority of the… Read more »

Holiday Toy Safety – Making Smart Choices While Allowing Children to Still Have Fun

The holiday season often brings an abundance of excitement for young children who anticipate receiving new toys and games. The gift givers’ tasks aren’t accomplished by simply finding and buying the wish list items—attention also needs to also be paid on ensuring that gifts are age appropriate and pose no safety hazards. Did you know?… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Tips for Keeping Children Safe – A Developmental Guide

The Problem We want young children to explore their environments, so they can acquire new skills and knowledge. Unfortunately, though, in the process of mastering skills such as eating solid foods or climbing, they can get injured. One Solution Tips for Keeping Children Safe: A Developmental Guide is a tool that provides safety tips for… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: New Resources, Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

The Problem States and territories must implement Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) requirements on criminal background checks, but those requirements are complicated and can be difficult to understand. One Solution The National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) has launched a new webpage devoted to Criminal Background Check Resources. The page contains comprehensive… Read more »

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 »

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