2011

Child Care in America: 2011 State Fact Sheets

Child Care in America: 2011 State Fact Sheets is useful to program administrators, policymakers and child care advocates as they make decisions about child care programs and expenditures. It provides the data they need to understand America’s working families and the circumstances families face as they balance working to support their families with providing their children with child care that is safe, healthy and promotes early learning.

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Printed copies are available: Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 


Is Your Child Care Program Ready? A Disaster Planning Guide for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes.

This package contains two publications. Is Your Child Care Program Ready? will assist both child care centers and family child care providers keep children safe and their businesses open during and after natural disasters, terrorist attacks, chemical emergencies and other catastrophes. The colorful brochure, What’s the Plan?: Ask Your Child Care Provider Before A Disaster, (also available for sale separately) is designed to help parents ensure the safety and well-being of their children by walking them through 10 questions they should ask about the what, when, where, and how of their provider’s disaster plan.

Printed copies are available: Member: $19.95, Non-Member: $19.95 

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Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Training and Technical Assistance Glossary - jointly developed by NACCRRA and NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children).

This glossary of definitions was developed for those who provide professional development, state policy makers, early education advocates, and program administrators working to connect professional development activities and initiatives into an integrated system. The glossary is intended to serve as a guide for states to adapt and adjust as needed to meet their specific needs in clarifying professional development roles and policies; assisting with determining and supporting the knowledge and capabilities of those providing professional development; and in data efforts to count and track all types of professional development.

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 We Can Do Better: 2011 Update: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Regulation and Oversight

More than 11 million children younger than age 5 spend an average of 35 hours a week in some type of child care setting. State child care licensing requirements govern the health, safety and learning opportunities for these children. State oversight requirements monitor compliance with state policies.

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 Protecting Children in Child Care During Emergencies

Save the Children and NACCRRA call on policymakers, parents, community organizations, the child care community, local agencies and other emergency preparedness planning groups to join us in urging lawmakers to use the following national standards to protect children in child care during emergencies.

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Capitol Connection Guidebook 112th Congress: A Congressional Resource Manual for CCR&Rs

From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues — this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

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 2010

   

Child Care in America: Parents' Perspectives

During NACCRRA's 2010 National Policy Symposium, held March 9-13, in Washington, D.C., NACCRRA hosted 44 parents from across the country from 31 states. These dedicated parents traveled to our nation's capitol to share their personal child care experiences directly with policymakers. All of the stories and experiences are compelling, but they are just a fraction of the millions of parents across the nation faced with similar circumstances. The common thread throughout these stories is that parents want their children to be safe in child care. And, they want quality child care that is affordable.

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The Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care

Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care presents information on a nationwide poll of 1,000 parents with children under age 12 and their child care choices and perspectives in the current economy. The report revealed that quality and cost remain the most important factors.

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Leaving Children to Chance: 2010 Update: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes

This is NACCRRA’s fourth year of ranking state child care standards and oversight affecting young children. As indicated by this report, states do not have regulations in place that protect children in small family child care homes. Only four states received 70 percent or higher of the basic requirements needed to ensure that children are in care that safeguards their health and safety and promotes development and learning. Four out of five states license child care that meets fewer than half of the most basic standards to promote child safety and healthy development.

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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2010 Update

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2010 Update presents information about the average cost for child care in individual states for infants, preschoolers and school-age children in child care centers and family child care homes. Data were collected from a nationwide survey of State Child Care Resource and Referral Networks and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies.

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State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price

The report provides an illustrative list of budget cuts in 2009 affecting children. Through December 2009, 42 states cut children's programs, including public health programs, higher education programs, programs for children with disabilities, and K-12 and early education programs such as child care.

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 2009

 Comparison of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) with Department of Defense Standards for Quality

This report examines QRIS standards for child care centers and family child care homes in the 19 states with state-wide QRIS to provide information about which QRIS level (or levels) in each state meet Department of Defense criteria for child care quality

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Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: NACCRRA's National Parent Poll

With nearly 12 million children under age 5 in some type of child care setting every week, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) conducted a poll of over 1000 parents to find out their perceptions of child care, thoughts on minimum requirements for caregivers, the kind of care they use, including information on whether family or friends and neighbors are caring for their children, and if they are juggling work hours to take care of their children. Learn about what parents are looking for, what choices parents make, and what underlying assumptions they logically make. 

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Unequal Opportunities for Preschoolers: Differing Standards for Licensed Child Care Centers and State-Funded Prekindergarten Programs

This 2009 report compares state licensing regulations for center-based child care and early learning programs with standards for state-funded prekindergarten initiatives. As a basis for comparison, it uses the quality standards checklist developed by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The comparison also includes information about Head Start program standards and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations for military child care.

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2008 

Covering the Map: Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Providing Vital Services to Parents Throughout the United States

This report takes an in-depth look at the services local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) provide to parents in their local communities. The report reveals that CCR&Rs are making a major impact in the lives of families across the United States, serving parents in 99.3 percent of all populated zip codes.

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 Grandparents: A Critical Child Care Safety Net

NACCRRA's 2008 report compiles the results of a nationwide survey of grandparents about child care. The survey found that nearly 60 percent of grandparents are either providing care for their grandchildren or have in the past. Not only are they providing regular child care, but they are providing, back up care, sick care, before and after school care, as well as summer care.

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Keeping Children Safe: A Policy Agenda for Child Care in Emergencies

This report serves as the foundation for a national awareness campaign/ policy agenda to ensure that children are safe in a time of crisis.

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Latino Parents’ Perception of Child Care in the United States

This report compiles the results of a series of focus groups and a national poll of Latino parents on their thoughts and feelings about child care issues.

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Making Quality Child Care Possible: Lessons Learned from NACCRRA's Military Partnerships

This 2008 report examines the findings from NACCRRA's partnerships with the military. Since 2004, NACCRRA has conducted five major initiatives designed to help military families meet their child care needs. These initiatives provided NACCRRA with the opportunity to test whether the quality of civilian care can be improved by applying some of the strategies used to improve military child care.

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Opening the Door to Quality: Home

A guide to providing effective, on-site, technical assistance in family child care homes.

Printed copies are available: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 

 

 


Opening the Door to Quality: Center

A guide to providing effective, on-site, technical assistance in center-based child care programs.

Printed copies are available: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 

 

 


Safety: Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

This 2008 guide provides CCR&R Technical Assistance/Outreach Specialists with a basic overview of safety standards and how to support child care programs in implementing these measures. It includes ready-to-use resources, such as a self-assessment safety checklist, a safety observation/improvement plan, and more.

Printed copies are available: Member: $7.50, Non-Member: $10.00

 

 


2007

  

Air Force/NACCRRA

This report details the success of two-year partnership between NACCRRA, the United States Air Force, and 12 CCR&R agencies to increase the quality of civilian child care in communities near 15 Air Force bases.

Printed copies are available: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 

 

 


Child Care Resource & Referral in America

This report describes the organizational structure of CCR&Rs, and the scope of the services they provide to families, child care providers, and communities. It reveals how CCR&Rs in America work with NACCRRA to support high-quality child care for all children.

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Disaster Preparation: A Training Program for Child Care Centers

A supplement to Is Child Care Ready, this guide is designed to assist Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and others in training child care centers on disaster preparedness. It includes specific activities for training individuals who direct and work in child care centers.

Printed copies are available: Member: $9.95, Non-Member: $9.95

 

 

 


Fire Safety: Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

This guide provides CCR&R Technical Assistance/Outreach Specialists with a basic overview of fire safety standards and how to support child care programs in implementing these measures. It includes ready-to-use resources, such as a self-assessment fire safety checklist, a fire safety improvement plan, and more.

Printed copies are available: Member: $7.50, Non-Member: $10.00

 

 

 


Health Practices, Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

This guide provides CCR&R Technical Assistance/Outreach Specialists with the overview of health practices and how to support child care programs in implementing these measures.

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Knowledge Into Practice: NACCRRA’s Survey of Child Care Resource & Referral On-Site Technical Assistance

Building upon the findings and recommendations of NACCRRA’s earlier report on Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) training, Knowledge Into Practice further illustrates that CCR&Rs are poised to support a national child care training and technical assistance network. The report details the results of NACCRRA’s national on-site technical assistance survey, provides a full review of the existing body of research on technical assistance, and includes an overview of the technical assistance support offered to child care programs receiving federal funds. It also offers recommendations on how both CCR&Rs and the larger child care community can improve on-site technical assistance to ensure high-quality child care.

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NACCRRA's National Survey of Child Care Resource & Referral Training

The results of NACCRRA's national training survey indicate that Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies are poised to lead our nation in establishing a national community-based training system. The centerpiece of this report is a 12-point plan to create such a system - built from the existing infrastructure of CCR&R - to improve the quality of child care for all children in the United States. In addition to findings from the national CCR&R training survey, the report includes an overview of the impact of training on the quality of child care as evidenced by previous research. It also contains information about parents' and providers' views on training, and an overview of the effective training systems used by the U.S. Military and Head Start/Early Head Start.

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What Do Parents Think About Child Care? Findings from a Series of Focus Groups

As more than six in 10 children are cared for regularly by someone other than their parents, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) conducted a series of focus groups to better understand what parents look for when they select child care, the difficulties they experience, and compromises they make, and what in their minds constitutes quality care.

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2006

 

Answering the Call: A Guide to Providing High-Quality Consumer Education and Referral Services (for CCR&R Specialists)

This guide provides Referral Specialists a basic overview of what elements should be involved in a high-quality referral and how to carry them out. It also includes ready-to-use resources, such as a self-assessment competency checklist, sample referral call script, parent education resources, and more.

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Child Care in Thirteen Economically Disadvantaged Communities

This report compares the need for child care to its supply in 13 urban communities across the United States that are economically challenged. Funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this research shows that, within these communities, the supply of licensed and regulated child care falls far short of the demand, and even if the supply were adequate, the high price of such care is far too expensive for many parents.

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Child Care Resource & Referral and Advocacy: Strategies for Raising Awareness About High-Quality Child Care

This toolkit is designed to support and strengthen advocacy and outreach efforts for CCR&R. The toolkit includes sections on developing advocacy plans, teaming up in the community and state, engaging parents, working with the media, and more.

The toolkit comes with current-year packet of data fact sheets, legislative schedules and elected official information. NACCRRA members will automatically receive these packets in January. Packets can be inserted in the front pocket of the toolkit.

Printed copies are available: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 

 

 


Disaster Preparation: A Training Program for Family Child Care Providers

This guide is intended to assist Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and others in training family child care providers on disaster preparedness. It includes activities for training individuals who care for children in their homes.

Printed copies are available: Member: $9.95, Non-Member: $9.95

 

 

 


Guide to Using Data and Research for Non-Researchers

Whether you’re trying to secure funding from the government, educate parents on child care, or win a big grant from a foundation, numbers - and the way you present them - count.

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Is This the Right Place for My Child? 38 Research-Based Indicators of High-Quality Child Care

This user-friendly booklet contains a checklist of 38 questions that parents can ask to evaluate the quality of child care programs. Unlike most guidelines for selecting child care, this booklet explains why each question is important and how it relates to the quality of care, based on research about what is important to children’s health, safety, and development.

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Nurturing Children After Natural Disasters

Provides basic disaster preparation information, as well as specific guidance on helping children cope with the aftermath of natural disasters.

Printed copies are available: Member: $3.50, Non-Member: $7.00

 

 

 


State Network Best Practices Criteria

This publication offers a blueprint for excellence for the delivery of services by Child Care Resource and Referral State Networks. It serves as a guide for the development of training and technical assistance that best supports State Networks.

Printed copies are available: Member: $15.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 

 

 


State Network Best Practices Self-Assessment Guide

A companion tool to the State Network Best Practices Criteria, this self-assessment guide is designed to be used as a benchmarking and planning tool for Child Care Resource and Referral State Network Staff, Boards of Directors, and State Child Care Administrators.

Printed copies are available: Member: $15.00, Non-Member: $15.00

 

 

 


What’s the Plan? Ask Your Child Care Provider Before A Disaster

This colorful brochure, sold in packs of 50, is designed to help parents ensure the safety and well-being of their children during a disaster. The perfect resource for Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and others who interact directly with parents, What’s the Plan walks parents through 10 questions they should ask about the what, when, where, and how of their provider’s disaster plan.

Printed copies are available: Member: $7.50, Non-Member: $7.50

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 3, 2013

    Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report

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    Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report provides information about the cost of child care for infants, 4-year-olds, and school-age care in centers and family child care homes in every state. The report also compares the cost of child care to household income, expenses and college tuition.

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August 28, 2013

    Child Care in America: 2013

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    Child Care in America: 2013 State Fact Sheets provides data advocates need to understand the circumstances families face as they balance supporting their families and providing their children with child care that is safe, healthy and promotes...

April 7, 2013

    Capitol Connection Guidebook 113th Congress, 1st Session, A Congressional Resource for CCR&Rs

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    From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues -- this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

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April 5, 2013

    We Can Do Better: 2013 Update: Child Care Aware® of America’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Regulation and Oversight

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    Each week, nearly than 11 million children younger than age 5 are in some type of child care setting for an average of 35 hours. State child care licensing requirements govern the health, safety and learning opportunities for these children....

September 23, 2012

    Child Care Subsidy Policy: Access to What?

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    This report provides an overview of the reality parents face in finding child care under current state assistance approaches. Given today’s economy, parents need all the help they can get to find affordable, quality child care in their community. But, when states do not use current market rate surveys and set subsidy rates well below market...

    Parent Services Spearheaded by Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

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    Child Care Resource and Referral agencies provide a diverse array of parent services in every state. Parent Services Spearheaded by Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies details how agency staff help parents take the guesswork out of choosing child care- giving them referrals to local providers, information on state licensing...

    Effective Inspection Policies Promote Children’s Safety and Healthy Development in Child Care

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    This report reveals state policies related to the inspection of child care programs are lax in many states. Parents expect their children to be safe in child care and they assume that licensed programs are regularly inspected. Yet, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the federal law that allocates funds to states for child care...

    Why Aren't We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America

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    Why Aren't We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America reviews state requirements with regard to the reporting of the deaths of children in child care. The paper calls for all child deaths in child care settings to be reported to state licensing offices and state child care administrators offices within 48 hours of their...

August 14, 2012

    Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2012 Report

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    Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2012 Report provides information about the cost of child care from a recent survey of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) State Network offices and local agencies. Child care costs were reported for infants, 4-year-olds, and school-age care in centers and family child care homes in...

July 15, 2012

    Background Checks: It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care

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    Background Checks: It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care outlines the elements of background checks needed to ensure that children are safe in child care settings. The paper includes state-by-state background check requirements for child care providers, and cites information from several studies to further show the need for...

June 23, 2012

    Child Care in America: 2012 State Fact Sheets

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    Child Care in America: 2012 State Fact Sheets provides data advocates need to understand the circumstances families face as they balance supporting their families and providing their children with child care that is safe, healthy and promotes early learning.

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April 25, 2012

    Child Care Training and Technical Assistance: Improving the Quality of Child Care: White Paper, May 2012

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    Child Care Training and Technical Assistance: Improving the Quality of Child Care: White Paper reports how CCR&Rs offer child care provider training and TA services. 

    In the fall of 2011, Child Care Aware® of America surveyed state network agencies and CCR&R member agencies about their services to parents,...

March 13, 2012

    Leaving Children to Chance: 2012 Update

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    NACCRRA assessed state policies for small family child care homes, where up to six children are cared for in the home of the provider for compensation. 

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February 19, 2012

    Capitol Connection Guidebook 112th Congress, 2nd Session: A Congressional Resource Manual for CCR&Rs

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    From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues -- this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill....

December 9, 2011

    Emergency Preparedness for Child Care: A How-to Guide

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    Member: $35.95, Non-Member: $44.95

     

    To ensure that child care centers and...

October 6, 2011

    Child Care: Like the Military, Is It Time for Shared Responsibility?

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    "Child Care: Like the Military, Is It Time for Shared Responsibility?" reviews the evolution of child care in the United States and compares and contrasts child care policies implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

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October 2, 2011

    State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price, 2011 Update

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    State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price, 2011 Updateprovides an illustrative list of state budget cuts in 2010 affecting children. This report is an update to a similar report released last year. What is clear is that the recession may be technically over, but the weak economy continues to fuel state budget deficits. To bring...

September 13, 2011

    The Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care

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    The Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care presents information on a nationwide poll of 1,000 parents with children under age 12 and their child care choices and perspectives in the current economy. The report revealed that quality and cost remain the most important factors.

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September 11, 2011

    Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Training and Technical Assistance Glossary jointly developed by NACCRRA and NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children)

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    This glossary of definitions was developed for those who provide professional development, state policymakers, early education advocates, and program administrators working to connect professional development activities and initiatives into an integrated system. The glossary is intended to serve as a guide for states to adapt and adjust as...

September 9, 2011

    Is Your Child Care Program Ready? A Disaster Planning Guide for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes

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    Member: $15.96, Non-Member: $19.95 

    This package contains two publications. Is Your Child Care Program Ready? will assist both child care...

August 11, 2011

    Child Care in America: 2011 State Fact Sheets

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00 

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July 27, 2011

    Promoting Healthy Practices in Child Care Centers

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    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a broad base of other partners, including NACCRRA and the Nemours Foundation, have entered into a cooperative effort to promote healthy behaviors in child care settings. Let’s Move! Child Care builds on the early success of the Let’s Move! initiative. As part of...

March 10, 2011

    We Can Do Better: 2011 Update: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Regulation and Oversight

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     Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

    More than 11 million children younger than age 5 spend an average of 35 hours a week in some type of child...

March 1, 2011

    Capitol Connection Guidebook 112th Congress: A Congressional Resource Manual for CCR&Rs

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    From understanding the process, to building relationships, to mastering the issues — this primer provides the tools you need to be an effective advocate and become involved in the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

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January 20, 2011

    The Thorman Strategy Group Evaluation of the 40-Hour Initial Pre-Service Training for Entry-Level Child Care Providers

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    Based on key competency areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, NACCRRA's Child Care Essentials: A Comprehensive Initial Training is a self-paced 40-hour online course which covers an extensive range of child care topics, including: preparing a secure environment for children, adapting to the unique characteristics...

December 7, 2010

    Protecting Children in Child Care During Emergencies

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00  

     

    Save the Children and NACCRRA call on...

March 3, 2010

    Child Care in America: Parents' Perspectives

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    During NACCRRA's 2010 National Policy Symposium, held March 9-13, in Washington, D.C., NACCRRA hosted 44 parents from across the country from 31 states. These dedicated parents traveled to our nation's capital to share their personal child care experiences directly with policymakers. All of the stories and experiences are compelling, but...

January 14, 2010

    State Budget Cuts: America’s Kids Pay the Price

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    The report provides an illustrative list of budget cuts in 2009 affecting children. Through December 2009, 42 states cut children's programs, including public health programs, higher education programs, programs for children with disabilities, and K-12 and early education programs such as child care.

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August 16, 2009

    Comparison of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) with Department of Defense Standards for Quality

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    This report examines QRIS standards for child care centers and family child care homes in the 19 states with state-wide QRIS to provide information about which QRIS level (or levels) in each state meet Department of Defense criteria for child care quality.

    A Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a comprehensive approach to...

February 4, 2009

    Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: NACCRRA's National Parent Poll

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    Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

    With nearly 12 million children under age 5...

January 30, 2009

    Unequal Opportunities for Preschoolers: Differing Standards for Licensed Child Care Centers and State-Funded Prekindergarten Programs

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    Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

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November 13, 2008

    Making Quality Child Care Possible: Lessons Learned from NACCRRA's Military Partnerships

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    This 2008 report examines the findings from NACCRRA's partnerships with the military. Since 2004, NACCRRA has conducted five major initiatives designed to help military families meet their child care needs. These initiatives provided NACCRRA with the opportunity to test whether the quality of civilian care can be improved by applying some of...

September 29, 2008

    Opening the Door to Quality: Home

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

    A guide...

September 27, 2008

    Grandparents: A Critical Child Care Safety Net

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     Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

    NACCRRA's 2008 report compiles the...

    Opening the Door to Quality: Center

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00 

    A guide to...

July 18, 2008

    Keeping Children Safe: A Policy Agenda for Child Care in Emergencies

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    This report serves as the foundation for a national awareness campaign/ policy agenda to ensure that children are safe in a time of crisis

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April 29, 2008

    What Do Parents Think About Child Care? Findings from a Series of Focus Groups

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00 

    As...

March 22, 2008

    Latino Parents’ Perception of Child Care in the United States

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

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March 8, 2008

    Covering the Map: Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Providing Vital Services to Parents Throughout the United States

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

    This report takes an in-depth look at the...

September 29, 2007

    Fire Safety: Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

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    Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

    This...

September 28, 2007

    Health Practices, Steps to Quality: A Guide for CCR&Rs to Assist Child Care Programs

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    This guide provides CCR&R Technical Assistance/Outreach Specialists with the overview of health practices and how to support child care programs in implementing these measures.

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July 7, 2007

    Knowledge Into Practice: NACCRRA’s Survey of Child Care Resource & Referral On-Site Technical Assistance

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    Building upon the findings and recommendations of NACCRRA’s earlier report on Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) training, Knowledge Into Practice further illustrates that CCR&Rs are poised to support a national child care training and technical assistance network. The report details the results of NACCRRA’s national on...

January 19, 2007

    Air Force/NACCRRA

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    This report details the success of two-year partnership between NACCRRA, the United States Air Force, and 12 CCR&R agencies to increase the quality of civilian child care in communities near 15 Air Force bases. 

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January 5, 2007

    NACCRRA's National Survey of Child Care Resource and Referral Training

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    The results of NACCRRA's national training survey indicate that Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) are poised to lead our nation in establishing a national community-based training system. The centerpiece of this report is a 12-point plan to create such a system - built from the existing infrastructure of CCR&R - to...

September 29, 2006

    Answering the Call: A Guide to Providing High-Quality Consumer Education and Referral Services (for CCR&R Specialists)

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    This guide provides Referral Specialists a basic overview of what elements should be involved in high-quality referrals and how to carry them out. It also includes ready-to-use resources, such as a self-assessment competency checklist, sample referral call script, parent education resources, and more.

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September 27, 2006

    Child Care in 13 Economically Disadvantaged Communities

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    This report compares the need for child care to its supply in 13 urban communities across the United States that are economically challenged. Funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this research shows that, within these communities, the supply of licensed and regulated child care falls far short of the demand, and even if the supply...

    Nurturing Children After Natural Disasters

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    Member: $5.60, Non-Member: $7.00

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September 26, 2006

    What’s the Plan? Ask Your Child Care Provider Before A Disaster

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    Member: $6.00, Non-Member: $7.50  

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September 25, 2006

    Is This the Right Place for My Child? 38 Research-Based Indicators of High-Quality Child Care

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    Member: $8.00, Non-Member: $10.00

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April 29, 2006

    What’s the Plan?: Ask Your Child Care Provider Before A Disaster

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    Member: $6.00, Non-Member: $7.50

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March 2, 2006

    Guide to Using Data and Research for Non-Researchers

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    Member: $12.00, Non-Member: $15.00

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January 20, 2006

    Brochure: About NACCRRA

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    Member: $8 and Non-Member: $10  [packaged in bundles of 25]...

September 24, 2004

    Functional Cost Analyses of State Child Care Resource and Referral Systems

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    A Look at Six States: Kansas, Maine, Missouri, New York, Utah, and Vermont Analyses by Patrick E. Gannon, CPA and Colleen Ann Smith. Compiled by Debra Foulks.

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