Each year, Child Care Aware® of America brings together CCR&R leaders from across the country with other advocates of progressive child care policies for its Child Care Policy Symposium. Child Care Aware® of America updates the field on the current status of public policy issues at the state and federal level and prepares its membership for an effective Day on the Hill. Participants hear the latest policy developments, cutting edge research and strategies to use technology and grassroots advocacy skills to engage parents, child care providers and leaders in their states and communities to move policy forward to improve child care for children, families and child care professionals.
SNLI is a unique forum for in-depth discussion, problem-solving, and networking for State Network leaders. Whether your Network is just under development or well-established, you won't want to miss this opportunity.
MCLI is a unique forum for in-depth discussion, problem-solving, and networking for the members of the Membership Council. These are the Directors of local CCR&Rs elected by their peers to represent them to Child Care Aware® of America.
Technical Assistance for CCR&Rs
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Child Care Aware Training Academy™
The Training Academy offers two distinct opportunities for Child Care Aware® of America members. Members have the opportunities to partner with Child Care Aware® of America in offering online training to child care providers and share the revenue generated from the sale of the training. Child Care Aware® of America also offers training to the CCR&Rs staff in online, self-paced courses and regular webinars. To learn more, click here.
Research and Data
Child Care Aware® of America's research staff conducts primary research and collects data from a variety of government sources to present all data related to child care in a central location in an easy-to-understand and use format. Research and data collection is intended to provide data collection, analysis, and reporting support to policy activities; to support other divisions and programs within Child Care Aware® of America and to provide information to member CCR&Rs and State Network Offices.
Child Care Aware® of America regularly publishes reports on the state of the quality of child care, including We Can Do Better, Leaving Children to Chance and Parents and the High Cost of Child Care. Other reports are tied to the current political climate. Many are focused on public policy, but Child Care Aware® of America also publishes reports focused on the field of CCR&R, their contributions to quality child care and what they need. Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Child Care Aware® of America has placed particular emphasis on preparing child care for emergency situations and aftermath response. Child Care Aware® of America has developed a library of publications and a curriculum to support this work. For more information on publications, click here.