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NACCRRA Commends National Commission on Children and Disaster on its Efforts to Protect Children in Child Care

October 15, 2009

Commission Releases Interim Report with Recommendations to Strengthen Disaster Planning for Child Care Providers

Report: Child Care Costs Continue to Rise Despite Economic Downturn

June 21, 2009

Report Finds Child Care Costs Exceed Food Costs and Other Household Expenses

Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes Across the Nation Are on the Decline and Vacancy Rates on the Rise

March 3, 2009

Arlington, VA - Child care programs across the nation are on the decline and vacancy rates are on the rise, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) on the impact of the nation’s recession on child care.

Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: Safety, Trained Providers and Cost Most Important Factors

January 26, 2009

Arlington, VA - According to the results of a nationwide telephone survey of parents released today by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), safety was the most important factor for parents when choosing child care, followed by learning environments with trained child care providers, and cost.

Grandparents are Serving as Key Support for Working Parents When Formal Child Care Arrangements Fall Through

September 7, 2008

National Survey Shows Majority of Grandparents Provide Some Form of Child Care to Grandchildren

Survey Also Shows Grandparents Believe Affordable Child Care is a Necessity for Working Parents and Support Public Policies That Will Strengthen Child Care in This Country

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.

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