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2013
Cost of Care report

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report provides information about the cost of child care for infants, 4-year-olds, and school-age care in centers and family child care homes in every state. The report also compares the cost of child care to household income, expenses and college tuition.

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Child Care in America: 2013

Child Care in America: 2013 State Fact Sheets provides data advocates need to understand the circumstances families face as they balance supporting their families and providing their children with child care that is safe, healthy and promotes...

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Capitol Connection Guidebook 113th Congress, 1st Session, A Congressional Resource for CCR&Rs

From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues -- this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

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We Can Do Better: 2013 Update: Child Care Aware® of America’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Regulation and Oversight

Each week, nearly than 11 million children younger than age 5 are in some type of child care setting for an average of 35 hours. State child care licensing requirements govern the health, safety and learning opportunities for these children....

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2012
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Child Care Subsidy Policy: Access to What?

This report provides an overview of the reality parents face in finding child care under current state assistance approaches. Given today’s economy, parents need all the help they can get to find affordable, quality child care in their community. But, when states do not use current market rate surveys and set subsidy rates well below market...

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Parent Services Spearheaded by Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Child Care Resource and Referral agencies provide a diverse array of parent services in every state. Parent Services Spearheaded by Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies details how agency staff help parents take the guesswork out of choosing child care- giving them referrals to local providers, information on state licensing...

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Effective Inspection Policies Promote Children’s Safety and Healthy Development in Child Care

This report reveals state policies related to the inspection of child care programs are lax in many states. Parents expect their children to be safe in child care and they assume that licensed programs are regularly inspected. Yet, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the federal law that allocates funds to states for child care...

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Why Aren't We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America

Why Aren't We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America reviews state requirements with regard to the reporting of the deaths of children in child care. The paper calls for all child deaths in child care settings to be reported to state licensing offices and state child care administrators offices within 48 hours of their...

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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2012 Report

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2012 Report provides information about the cost of child care from a recent survey of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) State Network offices and local agencies. Child care costs were reported for infants, 4-year-olds, and school-age care in centers and family child care homes in...

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Background Checks: It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care

Background Checks: It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care outlines the elements of background checks needed to ensure that children are safe in child care settings. The paper includes state-by-state background check requirements for child care providers, and cites information from several studies to further show the need for...

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Child Care in America: 2012 State Fact Sheets

Child Care in America: 2012 State Fact Sheets provides data advocates need to understand the circumstances families face as they balance supporting their families and providing their children with child care that is safe, healthy and promotes early learning.

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Child Care Training and Technical Assistance: Improving the Quality of Child Care: White Paper, May 2012

Child Care Training and Technical Assistance: Improving the Quality of Child Care: White Paper reports how CCR&Rs offer child care provider training and TA services. 

In the fall of 2011, Child Care Aware® of America surveyed state network agencies and CCR&R member agencies about their services to parents,...

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Leaving Children to Chance: 2012 Update

NACCRRA assessed state policies for small family child care homes, where up to six children are cared for in the home of the provider for compensation. 

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Capitol Connection Guidebook 112th Congress, 2nd Session: A Congressional Resource Manual for CCR&Rs

From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues -- this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill....

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2011
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Emergency Preparedness for Child Care: A How-to Guide

Member: $35.95, Non-Member: $44.95

 

To ensure that child care centers and...

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Child Care: Like the Military, Is It Time for Shared Responsibility?

"Child Care: Like the Military, Is It Time for Shared Responsibility?" reviews the evolution of child care in the United States and compares and contrasts child care policies implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

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State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price, 2011 Update

State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price, 2011 Updateprovides an illustrative list of state budget cuts in 2010 affecting children. This report is an update to a similar report released last year. What is clear is that the recession may be technically over, but the weak economy continues to fuel state budget deficits. To bring...

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The Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care

The Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care presents information on a nationwide poll of 1,000 parents with children under age 12 and their child care choices and perspectives in the current economy. The report revealed that quality and cost remain the most important factors.

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Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Training and Technical Assistance Glossary jointly developed by NACCRRA and NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children)

This glossary of definitions was developed for those who provide professional development, state policymakers, early education advocates, and program administrators working to connect professional development activities and initiatives into an integrated system. The glossary is intended to serve as a guide for states to adapt and adjust as...

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Is Your Child Care Program Ready? A Disaster Planning Guide for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes

Member: $15.96, Non-Member: $19.95 

This package contains two publications. Is Your Child Care Program Ready? will assist both child care...

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Child Care in America: 2011 State Fact Sheets

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00 

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Promoting Healthy Practices in Child Care Centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a broad base of other partners, including NACCRRA and the Nemours Foundation, have entered into a cooperative effort to promote healthy behaviors in child care settings. Let’s Move! Child Care builds on the early success of the Let’s Move! initiative. As part of...

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We Can Do Better: 2011 Update: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Regulation and Oversight

 Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

More than 11 million children younger than age 5 spend an average of 35 hours a week in some type of child...

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Capitol Connection Guidebook 112th Congress: A Congressional Resource Manual for CCR&Rs

From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues — this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

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The Thorman Strategy Group Evaluation of the 40-Hour Initial Pre-Service Training for Entry-Level Child Care Providers

Based on key competency areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, NACCRRA's Child Care Essentials: A Comprehensive Initial Training is a self-paced 40-hour online course which covers an extensive range of child care topics, including: preparing a secure environment for children, adapting to the unique characteristics...

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2010
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Protecting Children in Child Care During Emergencies

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00  

 

Save the Children and NACCRRA call on...

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Child Care in America: Parents' Perspectives

During NACCRRA's 2010 National Policy Symposium, held March 9-13, in Washington, D.C., NACCRRA hosted 44 parents from across the country from 31 states. These dedicated parents traveled to our nation's capital to share their personal child care experiences directly with policymakers. All of the stories and experiences are compelling, but...

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State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price

The report provides an illustrative list of budget cuts in 2009 affecting children. Through December 2009, 42 states cut children's programs, including public health programs, higher education programs, programs for children with disabilities, and K-12 and early education programs such as child care.

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2009
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Comparison of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) with Department of Defense Standards for Quality

This report examines QRIS standards for child care centers and family child care homes in the 19 states with state-wide QRIS to provide information about which QRIS level (or levels) in each state meet Department of Defense criteria for child care quality.

A Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a comprehensive approach to...

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Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: NACCRRA's National Parent Poll

Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

With nearly 12 million children under age 5...

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

Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

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2008
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Making Quality Child Care Possible: Lessons Learned from NACCRRA's Military Partnerships

This 2008 report examines the findings from NACCRRA's partnerships with the military. Since 2004, NACCRRA has conducted five major initiatives designed to help military families meet their child care needs. These initiatives provided NACCRRA with the opportunity to test whether the quality of civilian care can be improved by applying some of...

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Opening the Door to Quality: Home

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

A guide...

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Grandparents: A Critical Child Care Safety Net

 Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

NACCRRA's 2008 report compiles the...

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Opening the Door to Quality: Center

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00 

A guide to...

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Keeping Children Safe: A Policy Agenda for Child Care in Emergencies

This report serves as the foundation for a national awareness campaign/ policy agenda to ensure that children are safe in a time of crisis

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What Do Parents Think About Child Care? Findings from a Series of Focus Groups

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00 

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Latino Parents’ Perception of Child Care in the United States

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

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Covering the Map: Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Providing Vital Services to Parents Throughout the United States

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

This report takes an in-depth look at the...

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2007
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Fire Safety: Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

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Health Practices, Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

This guide provides CCR&R Technical Assistance/Outreach Specialists with the overview of health practices and how to support child care programs in implementing these measures.

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Knowledge Into Practice: NACCRRA’s Survey of Child Care Resource & Referral On-Site Technical Assistance

Building upon the findings and recommendations of NACCRRA’s earlier report on Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) training, Knowledge Into Practice further illustrates that CCR&Rs are poised to support a national child care training and technical assistance network. The report details the results of NACCRRA’s national on...

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Air Force/NACCRRA

This report details the success of two-year partnership between NACCRRA, the United States Air Force, and 12 CCR&R agencies to increase the quality of civilian child care in communities near 15 Air Force bases. 

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NACCRRA's National Survey of Child Care Resource and Referral Training

The results of NACCRRA's national training survey indicate that Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) are poised to lead our nation in establishing a national community-based training system. The centerpiece of this report is a 12-point plan to create such a system - built from the existing infrastructure of CCR&R - to...

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2006
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Answering the Call: A Guide to Providing High-Quality Consumer Education and Referral Services (for CCR&R Specialists)

This guide provides Referral Specialists a basic overview of what elements should be involved in high-quality referrals and how to carry them out. It also includes ready-to-use resources, such as a self-assessment competency checklist, sample referral call script, parent education resources, and more.

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Child Care in 13 Economically Disadvantaged Communities

This report compares the need for child care to its supply in 13 urban communities across the United States that are economically challenged. Funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this research shows that, within these communities, the supply of licensed and regulated child care falls far short of the demand, and even if the supply...

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Nurturing Children After Natural Disasters

Member: $5.60, Non-Member: $7.00

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What’s the Plan? Ask Your Child Care Provider Before A Disaster

Member: $6.00, Non-Member: $7.50  

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Is This the Right Place for My Child? 38 Research-Based Indicators of High-Quality Child Care

Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

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What’s the Plan?: Ask Your Child Care Provider Before A Disaster

Member: $6.00, Non-Member: $7.50

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Guide to Using Data and Research for Non-Researchers

Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

Whether...

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Brochure: About NACCRRA

Member: $8 and Non-Member: $10  [packaged in bundles of 25]...

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2004
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Functional Cost Analyses of State Child Care Resource and Referral Systems

A Look at Six States: Kansas, Maine, Missouri, New York, Utah, and Vermont Analyses by Patrick E. Gannon, CPA and Colleen Ann Smith. Compiled by Debra Foulks.

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