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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
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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. Representative Andre Carson That Will Require Comprehensive Background Checks of Child Care Providers

July 22, 2009
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Arlington, VA – The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced its support for legislation introduced today by U.S.

CDC’s Guidance to Reduce Spread of H1N1 Among Children in Early Learning Settings May Not Reach Millions of Children in Care

September 9, 2009
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September 10, 2009

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 fl

NACCRRA Commends National Commission on Children and Disaster on its Efforts to Protect Children in Child Care

October 15, 2009
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October 16, 2009

Commission Releases Interim Report with Recommendations to Strengthen Disaster Planning for Child Care Providers

 

Arlington, VA – The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) commends the National Commission on Children and Disasters on its efforts to protect children in child care in the event of a disaster.  In its Interim Report released earlier this week to President Barack Obama and Congress, the Commission recommended that Congress and the states st

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
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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.

Report: Forty-Two States Have Cut Programs for Children

January 7, 2010
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January 08, 2010

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 educa

Parents From Across the Nation Converge on Capitol Hill

April 19, 2010
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April 20, 2010

Parents from across the country converged on Capitol Hill March 9-13, 2010, as part of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies’ (NACCRRA) National Policy Symposium.  At the Symposium, parents learned about national child care issues, networked with other parents and child care professionals, and met with their Members of Congress to share their child care concerns and advocate for more affordable, high-quality child care for all parents.

 

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NACCRRA Announces Recipient of its National Leadership Award

April 25, 2010
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April 26, 2010

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced Patty Siegel as the winner of its Sandra J.

NACCRRA Honors U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd for His Lifelong Commitment to Children and Families; NACCRRA Also Honors KCET and Kaplan Early Learning Company

April 26, 2010
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April 27, 2010

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) honored U.S.

NICHD Study of Early Child Care Supports NACCRRA’s Position: High-Quality Child Care Makes a Difference in the Lives of Children - Now and in the Future

May 13, 2010
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May 14, 2010

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.

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