January 27, 2009
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.
ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors, State Legislators, and Members of Congress to better protect the safety and the very lives, of young children by strengthening the basic health and safety training required of child care workers. Tragically, earlier this week, a 2-month-old infant died at a child care center in Wilmington, Delaware. The exact cause of death is unknown, but the infant was found dead on his stomach in a crib in a child care center.
WASHINGTON, DC - A new state report card released today reveals that states fall far short of meeting basic requirements needed to protect the health and safety of children in child care, and to promote their school readiness. Out of 150 possible points, the average state score was only 70 points.