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5 reasons the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant matters

February 26, 2014
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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.

Raise Your Hand discussion continued at Symposium

February 23, 2014
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Child Care Aware® of America hosted its first Raise Your Hand for Child Care virtual event. 

Virginia Progress on Background Checks for Child Care Providers

February 20, 2014
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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.

The Willis Report: From child care to college, the high cost of having kids

February 12, 2014
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myfoxdc.com

Malloy proposes beefing up child care inspections

February 16, 2014
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The Administration for Children and Families announced a new webpage for Early Head Start-Child Care partnerships

February 12, 2014
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 The Administration for Children and Families announced a new webpage for Early Head Start-Child Care partnerships today. Child Care Aware® of America is actively engaged in this new effort.

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Raise Your Hand for Child Care Event

February 11, 2014
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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.

Day care licensing standards too lax

February 11, 2014
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Indiana Daily Student

Congress Hears Call for Action, House and Senate Hold Hearings on Early Learning

February 10, 2014
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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

Child care in North Dakota at ‘tipping point

February 10, 2014
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WDAY
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