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Council For Professional Recognition & Child Care Aware Of America Team Up To Enhance Early Childhood Professional Development

October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 21, 2014 — The Council for Professional Recognition, the premier organization dedicated to improved performance among early childhood educators, and Child Care Aware® of America, the nation’s leading voice for child care, recently entered into a partnership to improve the quality of child care by emphasizing the importance of professional development among early educators.

October is SIDS Awareness Month

October 6, 2014

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the unexpected death of a child less than a year old that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation. In many instances of SIDS, a child is thought to be sleeping, but when checked is found dead. SIDS accounts for nearly 4,000 infant deaths every year in the United States alone and is the third leading cause of death in infants aged 1 to 12 months. This October, we urge families, child care providers and other caregivers to spend some time learning about safe sleep practices and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Interview with Parent Advocate Addresses Rising Child Care Costs

October 1, 2014

Efuru Lynch of California is a working mother and a parent advocate for affordable, accessible child care. She is a strong proponet for child care policies that met the diverse needs of middle- and low-income families and satisfy children's need for a stable, nurturing provider.

Working Families across the Nation Visit Capitol Hill to Raise Awareness on Child Care Issues

September 24, 2014

Families will meet with policymakers in Washington D.C. to voice concerns and advocate for improved child care options during Child Care Aware® of America’s first-ever Family Advocacy Summit.


Bi-Partisan Legislation to Improve Quality of Child Care One Step Closer to Passage

September 14, 2014

The House of Representatives just voted to reauthorize the S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, led by Representatives John Kline (R-MN), George Miller (D-CA), Todd Rokita (R-IN), and David Loebsack (D-IA), and Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Richard Burr (R-NC). The original bill was approved in the Senate by a vast majority in March. 

Washington Post Series Focuses on Risks of Inadequate Child Care Oversight

September 7, 2014

The Washington Post recently published four articles that emphasize America’s need for safe, quality child care. The following articles focus on the disturbing number of deaths in Virginia’s unregulated child care homes and points out several other states whose child care regulations—or lack thereof—leave our children unprotected and at risk. Click the links below to access the full articles and their interactive features.

Heat Awareness Day Aims to Prevent Child Vehicular Heatstroke

July 30, 2014

Every year, dozens of children lose their lives to heatstroke. In many instances, a child is unintentionally left behind in a caregiver's car. The temperature inside the vehicle can rise to an unbearable degree in mere minutes. Even on mild days and with windows slightly open, temperatures inside a vehicle can be deadly.

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Child Care Aware® of America Commits to Refugee Child Care Microenterprise Development Project at CGI America

June 24, 2014

DENVER, Co., June 25, 2014— Child Care Aware® of America today announced a multi-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will promote economic recovery in the United States through the development of microenterprise for refugee communities across the country. The announcement was made by Lynette Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America as a featured presenter sharing commitments on stage at the fourth meeting of the CGI America meeting, a program of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Winner of Leadership Award

April 1, 2014
Child Care Aware® of America Announces Winner of Leadership Award

Too Small to Fail’s Ann O’Leary to Speak at Child Care Aware® of America’s 2014 Symposium, Kicking Off Tomorrow

March 31, 2014

For more than 25 years, Symposium has drawn advocates to D.C. to shape the conversation around child care and early learning for 11 million children


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