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President Obama Signs Child Care Bill into Law

November 18, 2014
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Washington, D.C. November 19, 2014 – Today, flanked by Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle, President Obama put pen to paper and signed S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, into law. After 18 years without any Congressional action, the Child Care and Development Block Grant has finally been reauthorized and revised to include basic provisions to improve the quality of child care nationwide.

 

Congress Sends Bi-Partisan Child Care Bill to President’s Desk

November 16, 2014
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For the first time in 18 years, Congress has passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, as the bill now awaits President Obama’s signature to become law.

 

Annual Report on the Cost of Care to be released December 4, 2014

November 10, 2014
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The annual Parents and the High Cost of Child Care Report for 2014 will be released on December 4, 2014. Usually released in early November, this year’s movement in Congress on the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) has pushed the release date back one month. The reauthorization of CCDBG has been Child Care Aware of America’s top legislative priority for nearly two decades, and is scheduled for final consideration in the Senate on November 13.

White House Announces Summit on Early Education

October 28, 2014
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Editor's Note: This following is cross-posted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Stay tuned for more updates from Child Care Aware of America as they are made available.

Interview with Parent Advocate Addresses Rising Child Care Costs

October 1, 2014
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Efuru Lynch of California is a working mother and a parent advocate for affordable, accessible child care. She is a strong proponet for child care policies that met the diverse needs of middle- and low-income families and satisfy children's need for a stable, nurturing provider.

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Winner of Leadership Award