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Annual Report on the Cost of Care to be released December 4, 2014

November 10, 2014

The annual Parents and the High Cost of Child Care Report for 2014 will be released on December 4, 2014. Usually released in early November, this year’s movement in Congress on the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) has pushed the release date back one month. The reauthorization of CCDBG has been Child Care Aware of America’s top legislative priority for nearly two decades, and is scheduled for final consideration in the Senate on November 13.

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.

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with Too Small to Fail

October 2, 2014

A young child’s first teachers come in many forms, from teachers and child care coordinators, to parents and siblings, grandparents and more. In honor of World Teacher’s Day on Sunday, October 5, Too Small To Fail has launched a Twitter campaign to help spread the message that caregivers are often a child’s best teachers and that those early interactions leave lasting bonds, lessons, and memories. We'll be participating and we’d like your help!

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.

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