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Senate Votes to Reauthorize Child Care Bill

March 17, 2014
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Senate Advances Bipartisan Bill to Significantly Improve Quality of Child Care Nationwide

March 12, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Va., March 13, 2014-- The Senate voted today to pass S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) of 2014 by a vote of 96-2, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives. Child Care Aware® of America has pushed for CCDBG reauthorization for nearly two decades.

SENATE BILL WOULD EXPAND CHILD CARE, BOOST SAFETY

Mikulski Calls on Senate to Pass Bipartisan Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant to Help American Families Access Safe, Affordable Child Care they can Count on

March 11, 2014
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18-year Advocacy Campaign Reaches Milestone; U.S. Senate to Consider Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill

March 10, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014-- The Senate will begin debate on S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) of 2014, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives.

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.

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

Congress to vote on new spending bill Wednesday, increases funding for early childhood education

January 14, 2014
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Congress will vote on a spending bill Wednesday that would set aside more than $2.6 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, $8.6 billion for Head Start, and $250 Million for Race to the Top Preschool Development Grants.
 
Read more on our Early Directions blog post and share the image below to say THANK YOU to the folks making early learning a priority!
 

NACCRRA and Every Child Matters Urge Congress to Be Sure to Address the Needs of Children as They Consider Job Creation and Retention Legislation

December 1, 2009

On December 3, 2009, President Barack Obama will convene a forum to brainstorm ideas on how to get more Americans back to work after the U.S. unemployment hit a record high of 10.2 percent.  In addition, Congress is currently considering job creation and retention legislation.  As these issues are debated, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) and Every Child Matters urge Congress to consider the needs of children as well, when considering measures to help spur the economy.

Congress Sits on Critical Legislation While Children Are in Unsafe Child Care

July 12, 2005

Washington, DC – Yesterday on the Dr. Phil show, America saw examples of how devastating bad quality child care can be for some children and their parents.

"Many of these child care tragedies occur because of weak child care regulations and a lack of funding to support even basic licensing, inspections, and training programs," says Linda Smith, Executive Director of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

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