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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.

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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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.

NACCRRA Supports Legislation That Will Require Comprehensive Background Checks of Child Care Providers

December 17, 2009

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced its support for legislation introduced today by U.S.

NACCRRA Supports Legislation Introduced by U.S. Representative Andre Carson That Will Require Comprehensive Background Checks of Child Care Providers

July 22, 2009

Arlington, VA – The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced its support for legislation introduced today by U.S.

NACCRRA Supports Legislation Introduced by U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore, Jan Schakowsky and Kay Granger That Will Require Comprehensive Background Checks of Child Care Providers

July 21, 2009

Arlington, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced its support for legislation introduced today by U.S.

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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