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NACCRRA Supports Landrieu-Brown Legislation to Protect Children

May 25, 2010
Economy

Today, Linda K.

NICHD Study of Early Child Care Supports NACCRRA’s Position: High-Quality Child Care Makes a Difference in the Lives of Children - Now and in the Future

May 13, 2010
Report

High-quality child care can have a lasting impact on a child’s development, behavior and cognitive abilities, according to a report released today by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  Based on the findings of the report, children who received high-quality care in the first few years of life scored higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement when they were 15 years old.

Report: Most States Fail to Protect Children in Family Child Care Homes

March 21, 2010

Arlington, VA -  The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released its latest report today, ranking states on their current small family child care home standards and oversight policies. The report, entitled Leaving Children to Chance: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes, 2010 Update reveals that most states fail to protect the health, safety and well-being of children being cared for in small family child care homes.

Report: Forty-Two States Have Cut Programs for Children

January 7, 2010

According to a report released today by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Voices for America’s Children and Every Child Matters Education Fund, at least 42 states have cut programs affecting America’s children as a result of the recession.  The report entitled, State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price, lists state-by-state the cuts to programs affecting children including cuts to public health, programs for children with disabilities, K-12 and early education (such as child care), and higher education.&n

CDC’s Guidance to Reduce Spread of H1N1 Among Children in Early Learning Settings May Not Reach Millions of Children in Care

September 9, 2009

Arlington, VA – Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released additional guidance for child care and early childhood programs on how to respond to the H1N1 flu.  Children in early childhood settings present unique challenges for infection control due to the highly vulnerable population, close interpersonal contact, shared toys and other objects, and limited ability of young children to understand or practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.  And children under age 5 are at increased risk of complications from the flu with the greatest r

NACCRRA Releases Policy Agenda to Ensure Children in Child Care Are Safe During Disasters

July 7, 2008

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released Keeping Children Safe: A Policy Agenda for Child Care in Emergencies. In the wake of the recent disasters in the Midwest , particularly Iowa, where almost 85,000 children under five are affected, this report sheds light on the increased need for a national policy agenda to ensure the safety and care of all children during disasters.

President Bush's Proposed Budget Puts Children of Working Parents In Jeopardy

February 4, 2008

Budget Ignores Needs of Working Families with Children by Failing to Increase Child Care Funding

Some States's Regulations Don't Protect Children in Home Care Settings

January 21, 2008

NACCRRA's New Report Ranks and Scores States Based on Current Family Child Care Standards and Oversight Policies

Fifteen States Received a Score of Zero

NACCRRA Launches New Program Providing Free Respite Care to Marine Corps Families with Children with Special Needs

December 17, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps to launch a new program that will provide respite care to Marine Corps families with children with special needs. NACCRRA Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care (EFMP Respite Care) will initially launch in San Diego, California, and will serve Marine Corps families in the Greater San Diego area. Additional NACCRRA EFMP Respite Care launches will take place throughout the United States after the New Year.

Katrina and the Children: Press Statement of Linda K. Smith

February 14, 2006

Six months after Hurricane Katrina, America has all but forgotten the children affected by the storm - especially its' infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. There were more than 400,000 children under the age of five living in areas designated by FEMA as disaster areas. We know that Katrina literally left thousands of small children homeless and traumatized.

Since the onslaught of the storm, the government has failed on many counts:

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