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High-quality child care can have a lasting impact on a child’s development, behavior and cognitive abilities, according to a report released today by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Based on the findings of the report, children who received high-quality care in the first few years of life scored higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement when they were 15 years old.
Arlington, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released its latest report today, ranking states on their current small family child care home standards and oversight policies. The report, entitled Leaving Children to Chance: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes, 2010 Update reveals that most states fail to protect the health, safety and well-being of children being cared for in small family child care homes.
According to a report released today by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Voices for America’s Children and Every Child Matters Education Fund, at least 42 states have cut programs affecting America’s children as a result of the recession. The report entitled, State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price, lists state-by-state the cuts to programs affecting children including cuts to public health, programs for children with disabilities, K-12 and early education (such as child care), and higher education.&n
Arlington, VA – Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released additional guidance for child care and early childhood programs on how to respond to the H1N1 flu. Children in early childhood settings present unique challenges for infection control due to the highly vulnerable population, close interpersonal contact, shared toys and other objects, and limited ability of young children to understand or practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. And children under age 5 are at increased risk of complications from the flu with the greatest r
Arlington, VA – Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released Keeping Children Safe: A Policy Agenda for Child Care in Emergencies. In the wake of the recent disasters in the Midwest , particularly Iowa, where almost 85,000 children under five are affected, this report sheds light on the increased need for a national policy agenda to ensure the safety and care of all children during disasters.
Budget Ignores Needs of Working Families with Children by Failing to Increase Child Care Funding
NACCRRA's New Report Ranks and Scores States Based on Current Family Child Care Standards and Oversight Policies
Fifteen States Received a Score of Zero
ARLINGTON, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps to launch a new program that will provide respite care to Marine Corps families with children with special needs. NACCRRA Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care (EFMP Respite Care) will initially launch in San Diego, California, and will serve Marine Corps families in the Greater San Diego area. Additional NACCRRA EFMP Respite Care launches will take place throughout the United States after the New Year.
Six months after Hurricane Katrina, America has all but forgotten the children affected by the storm - especially its' infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. There were more than 400,000 children under the age of five living in areas designated by FEMA as disaster areas. We know that Katrina literally left thousands of small children homeless and traumatized.
Since the onslaught of the storm, the government has failed on many counts: