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Unequal Opportunities for Preschoolers: Differing Standards for Licensed Child Care Centers and State-Funded Pre-K Programs

February 19, 2009

Arlington, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released a report today comparing standards that affect 3 - and 4-year-old preschoolers in licensed child care centers to standards for state-fund prekindergarten programs. In the report, Unequal Opportunities for Preschoolers, NACCRRA used the quality standards checklist developed by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) to rate state-funded prekindergarten initiatives.

Recent Rash of Deaths in Child Care: Better Standards, Oversight & Training Needed

June 14, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors and state legislators to better protect the safety, and the very lives, of young children by strengthening child care regulations and oversight. After a rash of deaths in child care, NACCRRA is also calling on Congress to reauthorize and strengthen safety requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant, legislation that sets minimum rules states must follow to receive federal child care funds.

Recent Rash of Deaths in Child Care: Better Standards, Oversight & Training Needed

June 14, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors and state legislators to better protect the safety, and the very lives, of young children by strengthening child care regulations and oversight. After a rash of deaths in child care, NACCRRA is also calling on Congress to reauthorize and strengthen safety requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant, legislation that sets minimum rules states must follow to receive federal child care funds.

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