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Report: Initiatives Used to Transform Military's Child Care System Into a “Model for the Nation” Can Be Implemented in Civilian Communities to Improve the Quality of Care for All Children

November 23, 2008

Arlington, VA - The initiatives used to transform the military's child care system from what was once called the "ghetto of American child care" to a "model for the nation" can be implemented throughout the states to ensure that all children have access to high-quality care, according to a report released today by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA).  The report entitled Making Quality Child Care Possible: Lessons Learned from NACCRRA's Military Partnerships examines the lessons learned through NACCRRA's mili

More than 1.2 million children live in communities designated by FEMA as disaster areas.

September 11, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC - Hurricane Katrina has directly affected nearly 6 million people who live in federally designated disaster areas, including more than 1.2 million children under the age of 14. These families need food, shelter, clothing, and in many cases trauma counseling to begin to heal and begin their lives again. Parents of the more than 1.2 million children, almost one-third of whom are under the age of 5, may also require child care so that they can put their lives back together (i.e.

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