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October is SIDS Awareness Month

October 6, 2014
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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.

Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: Safety, Trained Providers and Cost Most Important Factors

January 26, 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.

Delaware Infant Death Calls Attention to Need for Basic Child Care Health & Safety Training

September 28, 2007

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.

Recent Rash of Deaths in Child Care: Better Standards, Oversight & Training Needed

June 14, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors and state legislators to better protect the safety, and the very lives, of young children by strengthening child care regulations and oversight. After a rash of deaths in child care, NACCRRA is also calling on Congress to reauthorize and strengthen safety requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant, legislation that sets minimum rules states must follow to receive federal child care funds.

Recent Rash of Deaths in Child Care: Better Standards, Oversight & Training Needed

June 14, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA - Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) issued an appeal to Governors and state legislators to better protect the safety, and the very lives, of young children by strengthening child care regulations and oversight. After a rash of deaths in child care, NACCRRA is also calling on Congress to reauthorize and strengthen safety requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant, legislation that sets minimum rules states must follow to receive federal child care funds.

Child Care Quality Matters: Provider Training and Provider To Child Ratio Influence School-Readiness

March 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - The quality of child care is critical to the well being and future success of nearly 12 million children under age 5 cared for in child care in the United States. News regarding a recent study suggests that spending time in child care makes children more likely to exhibit behavioral problems in sixth grade. But, as researchers of the report emphasized, the behavior of children in the study was within normal range.

New National Community-Based Training System Proposed to Improve Quality of Child Care

January 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC - In the majority of states in the nation, adults can begin working in child care programs with absolutely no previous training or experience in early childhood education. Today, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced a 12-point plan to create a national community-based training system for child care workers. The first point is to require minimum pre-service training for all paid providers caring for unrelated children on a regular basis.

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