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Parents From Across the Nation Converge on Capitol Hill

April 19, 2010

Parents from across the country converged on Capitol Hill March 9-13, 2010, as part of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies’ (NACCRRA) National Policy Symposium.  At the Symposium, parents learned about national child care issues, networked with other parents and child care professionals, and met with their Members of Congress to share their child care concerns and advocate for more affordable, high-quality child care for all parents.

Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: Safety, Trained Providers and Cost Most Important Factors

January 26, 2009

Arlington, VA - According to the results of a nationwide telephone survey of parents released today by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), safety was the most important factor for parents when choosing child care, followed by learning environments with trained child care providers, and cost.

Grandparents are Serving as Key Support for Working Parents When Formal Child Care Arrangements Fall Through

September 7, 2008

National Survey Shows Majority of Grandparents Provide Some Form of Child Care to Grandchildren

Survey Also Shows Grandparents Believe Affordable Child Care is a Necessity for Working Parents and Support Public Policies That Will Strengthen Child Care in This Country

Report: Nearly 7 Million Parents Served by Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Nationwide

March 25, 2008

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released its newest report today, which takes an in-depth look at the services Child Care Resource & Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) provide to parents in their local communities.

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

The High Price of Child Care: Parents Are Often Forced to Choose Between Quality and Cost

October 4, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announces the release of Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2007 Update. The report provides typical prices of child care for infants and for four-year-olds in centers and family child care homes nationwide.

New Research Underscores Importance of Helping Parents Identify High-Quality Child Care

November 27, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - The importance of Is This the Right Place for My Child?, a new publication released by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) to help parents identify high-quality child care, has been underscored by new research.

Is This the Right Place for My Child?: New Research-Based Checklist Helps Parents

November 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - For parents, choosing who cares for their children is one of the most important, and difficult, decisions they have to make. Child care options and the variability in licensing requirements, state regulations, and program quality ratings can be overwhelming.

National Poll Reveals: Parents Most Concerned About Quality of Child Care

May 10, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - A new nationwide poll released today reveals that, more than any other aspect of child care, parents are concerned about its quality. More than half of the parents surveyed ranked quality as their greatest concern. Cost ranked second. While parents, naturally, first associate quality with loving and nurturing caregivers, many consider specialized training of caregivers a leading indicator of quality care.

Child Care Aware Launches New Website for Parents

June 19, 2001

WASHINGTON, DC –Child Care Aware™, a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA,, has made online searching for local child care resources even easier. Releasing a new version of the Child Care Aware™ website (, Child Care Aware™ now provides an improved "first stop" for parents searching online for child care.

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