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Report: Nearly 7 Million Parents Served by Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Nationwide

March 25, 2008

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released its newest report today, which takes an in-depth look at the services Child Care Resource & Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) provide to parents in their local communities.

Model of Excellence: Air Force Projects Help Ease Shortage of High Quality Child Care

October 10, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA -The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) has released a new report detailing the success of an Air Force-sponsored project to increase the quality of civilian child care in communities near Air Force bases.

The High Price of Child Care: Parents Are Often Forced to Choose Between Quality and Cost

October 4, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announces the release of Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2007 Update. The report provides typical prices of child care for infants and for four-year-olds in centers and family child care homes nationwide.

Delaware Infant Death Calls Attention to Need for Basic Child Care Health & Safety Training

September 28, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors, State Legislators, and Members of Congress to better protect the safety and the very lives, of young children by strengthening the basic health and safety training required of child care workers. Tragically, earlier this week, a 2-month-old infant died at a child care center in Wilmington, Delaware. The exact cause of death is unknown, but the infant was found dead on his stomach in a crib in a child care center.

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.

Anonymous Donor Provides $100,000 Challenge Grant to Child Care: Donation Fuels National Non-Profit's Work with Families

May 29, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - An anonymous donor from the metro-DC area recently granted the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) a challenge: The donor will match each dollar, up to $100,000, donated to NACCRRA. This donation will enable NACCRRA to expand its programs to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care.

National Provider Appreciation Day: May 11 -- Child Care Providers to Be Recognized

April 30, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - There are an estimated 2.3 million child care providers working in child care centers, family child care homes, and other care settings in the United States. These individuals are responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of nearly 12 million children under age 5 who are in child care every week. Yet their efforts - in one of the most underpaid professions in the country - often go unrecognized.

Child Care Quality Matters: Provider Training and Provider To Child Ratio Influence School-Readiness

March 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - The quality of child care is critical to the well being and future success of nearly 12 million children under age 5 cared for in child care in the United States. News regarding a recent study suggests that spending time in child care makes children more likely to exhibit behavioral problems in sixth grade. But, as researchers of the report emphasized, the behavior of children in the study was within normal range.

New State Report Card on Child Care: States Fall Short in Protecting Children's Safety & in Promoting Learning in Child Care

February 28, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - A new state report card released today reveals that states fall far short of meeting basic requirements needed to protect the health and safety of children in child care, and to promote their school readiness. Out of 150 possible points, the average state score was only 70 points.

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