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

January 26, 2009

January 27, 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.

Delaware Infant Death Calls Attention to Need for Basic Child Care Health & Safety Training

September 28, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors, State Legislators, and Members of Congress to better protect the safety and the very lives, of young children by strengthening the basic health and safety training required of child care workers. Tragically, earlier this week, a 2-month-old infant died at a child care center in Wilmington, Delaware. The exact cause of death is unknown, but the infant was found dead on his stomach in a crib in a child care center.

New State Report Card on Child Care: States Fall Short in Protecting Children's Safety & in Promoting Learning in Child Care

February 28, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - A new state report card released today reveals that states fall far short of meeting basic requirements needed to protect the health and safety of children in child care, and to promote their school readiness. Out of 150 possible points, the average state score was only 70 points.

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