WASHINGTON, D.C., October 21, 2014 — The Council for Professional Recognition, the premier organization dedicated to improved performance among early childhood educators, and Child Care Aware® of America, the nation’s leading voice for child care, recently entered into a partnership to improve the quality of child care by emphasizing the importance of professional development among early educators.
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.
Efuru Lynch of California is a working mother and a parent advocate for affordable, accessible child care. She is a strong proponet for child care policies that met the diverse needs of middle- and low-income families and satisfy children's need for a stable, nurturing provider.
Families will meet with policymakers in Washington D.C. to voice concerns and advocate for improved child care options during Child Care Aware® of America’s first-ever Family Advocacy Summit.
The House of Representatives just voted to reauthorize the S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, led by Representatives John Kline (R-MN), George Miller (D-CA), Todd Rokita (R-IN), and David Loebsack (D-IA), and Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Richard Burr (R-NC). The original bill was approved in the Senate by a vast majority in March.
The Washington Post recently published four articles that emphasize America’s need for safe, quality child care. The following articles focus on the disturbing number of deaths in Virginia’s unregulated child care homes and points out several other states whose child care regulations—or lack thereof—leave our children unprotected and at risk. Click the links below to access the full articles and their interactive features.
Every year, dozens of children lose their lives to heatstroke. In many instances, a child is unintentionally left behind in a caregiver's car. The temperature inside the vehicle can rise to an unbearable degree in mere minutes. Even on mild days and with windows slightly open, temperatures inside a vehicle can be deadly.
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DENVER, Co., June 25, 2014— Child Care Aware® of America today announced a multi-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will promote economic recovery in the United States through the development of microenterprise for refugee communities across the country. The announcement was made by Lynette Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America as a featured presenter sharing commitments on stage at the fourth meeting of the CGI America meeting, a program of the Clinton Global Initiative.
For more than 25 years, Symposium has drawn advocates to D.C. to shape the conversation around child care and early learning for 11 million children