ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 214-- The First Lady visited a Maryland child care center on Thursday to celebrate the four year anniversary of Let’s Move! Child Care and announce one early learning center's commitment to provide healthier options to their young students. Now, more than 13,000 child care centers nationwide are following the Let’s Move! healthy eating and activity guidelines.
The Senate will consider the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) as early as next week. As you know, this federal law outlines how child care funding and quality initiatives are funded in the states –yet it has not been reauthorized in over 17 years, making the Senate debate next week one of the most critical conversations about children in child care in recent times.
Click here to read the latest guest blog post from Sharon Veatch, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of Virginia, about the progress made in Virginia on background checks for child care providers.
ARLINGTON, Va. Feb. 12, 2014-- Child Care Aware® of America and more than 10 national early learning organizations will come together to produce the inaugural Raise Your Hand for Child Care virtual event on Feb 19 at noon ET. This event includes a reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) and a simultaneous Twitter Chat.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2014, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on early childhood programs entitled, “The Foundation for Success: Discussing Early Childhood Education and Care in America.” The next day, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing entitled, “Supporting Children and Families through Investments in High-Quality Early Education.” To learn more about each of these hearings, read our latest policy blog post