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Child Care Aware® of America Executive Director Lynette Fraga to Speak at Child Care Emergency Preparedness Symposium

November 12, 2012

Lynette Fraga, Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America, will be a panelist at the Child Care Emergency Preparedness Symposium on November 15 in Washington, D.C.

Fraga will participate on the National and State Perspectives Panel with other experts from the emergency management and child care communities. Panelists will explore the importance of policy and best practice in child care emergency preparedness to ensure children in care are safe when disaster strikes.

The Symposium – hosted by  Save the Children  in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Child Care Aware® of America, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – will share preparedness techniques, provide resources, and combine networks to ensure the youngest children are safe, parents can return to work, and communities can recover quickly post-disaster.

For more information and to register for the free Symposium, click here.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for their commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, their work takes them into the heart of communities, where they help children and families help themselves. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.

Child Care Aware® of America is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. To learn more about Child Care Aware® of America and how you can join us in ensuring access to quality child care for all families, visit us at