Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the unexpected death of a child less than a year old that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation. In many instances of SIDS, a child is thought to be sleeping, but when checked is found dead. SIDS accounts for nearly 4,000 infant deaths every year in the United States alone and is the third leading cause of death in infants aged 1 to 12 months. This October, we urge families, child care providers and other caregivers to spend some time learning about safe sleep practices and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS.
A young child’s first teachers come in many forms, from teachers and child care coordinators, to parents and siblings, grandparents and more. In honor of World Teacher’s Day on Sunday, October 5, Too Small To Fail has launched a Twitter campaign to help spread the message that caregivers are often a child’s best teachers and that those early interactions leave lasting bonds, lessons, and memories. We'll be participating and we’d like your help!
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.
Arlington, VA - According to the results of a nationwide telephone survey of parents released today by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), safety was the most important factor for parents when choosing child care, followed by learning environments with trained child care providers, and cost.
National Survey Shows Majority of Grandparents Provide Some Form of Child Care to Grandchildren
Survey Also Shows Grandparents Believe Affordable Child Care is a Necessity for Working Parents and Support Public Policies That Will Strengthen Child Care in This Country
The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) released its newest report today, which takes an in-depth look at the services Child Care Resource & Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) provide to parents in their local communities.
Budget Ignores Needs of Working Families with Children by Failing to Increase Child Care Funding
ARLINGTON, VA - The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announces the release of Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2007 Update. The report provides typical prices of child care for infants and for four-year-olds in centers and family child care homes nationwide.
WASHINGTON, DC - The importance of Is This the Right Place for My Child?, a new publication released by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) to help parents identify high-quality child care, has been underscored by new research.
WASHINGTON, DC - For parents, choosing who cares for their children is one of the most important, and difficult, decisions they have to make. Child care options and the variability in licensing requirements, state regulations, and program quality ratings can be overwhelming.