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UPDATE: House withdraws ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

UPDATED post: Last Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives withdrew a scheduled vote on H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017,” after it was very clear that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) did not have the votes for passage.  This came after a late-night deal of adding a provision to H.R. 1628… Read more »

February 2017 Footnotes

Although Punxsutawney Phil called for six more weeks of winter earlier this month, Washington, DC seems to have other ideas. Following a series of very spring-like days, even the trees have started to bud. As we (hopefully) welcome an early spring with open arms, we are excited to share a number of exciting events and… Read more »

Dear Ivanka: If you want to fix child care, don’t start with women like me

When I heard you utter the words “affordable, quality child care for all families” at the Republican convention last summer, I literally stood up and cheered in the middle of my living room. It’s one of the many, and arguably one of the most important, issues facing working families. These are the families that I… Read more »

Our Executive Director Speaks to The Preschool Podcast About Affecting Change for Child Care

Child Care Aware® of America’s Executive Director, Dr. Lynette M. Fraga had the pleasure of speaking with The Preschool Podcast, a platform for leaders in early childhood education to share their experiences, thoughts and insights in the world of early learning. If you work in a daycare, child care or preschool setting, the show will… Read more »

7 Ways YOU Can Help Us Improve Child Care in 2017

Advocacy is one of the most important and most underutilized tools we have to influence child care policy in the political system. And we need to work on that – fast! Research has proven that 90% of a child’s critical brain development happens by age 5. That’s why the earliest years in a child’s life… Read more »

Hold President Trump Accountable: Join the Fight for the First 100 Days

Now’s our chance – President Trump spoke about child care and maternity leave in his agenda when he was a candidate for President, and now that he’s in office we want to make sure he keeps that promise. While we don’t yet know the details of any of the proposals being considered by Congress or… Read more »

Help Build Your Child’s Brain on National Opposite Day

National Opposite Day is observed every year on January 25. Many enjoy using this day to try to confuse others by saying and doing the opposite of what they really mean. Why not use this day to help build your child’s brain? By the age of five, your child’s brain has reached 90 percent of… Read more »

Take Action Against an Undetectable Gas: It’s National Radon Action Month

This month we are acknowledging National Radon Action Month. We encourage you to test your home and workplace for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water from the natural decay of uranium. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level… Read more »

Child Care Deserts: Getting a Handle on Child Care Supply and Demand

You might be wondering, “What is a Child Care Desert?”.  Just as food deserts — urban areas where it’s difficult to buy affordable, fresh food — can have an adverse impact on nutrition, “child care deserts” identifies an absence of an essential commodity to support the workforce that results in limited access, which current child… Read more »

CCAoA Holds Child Care Briefing on Capitol Hill. Watch now.

Did you miss our child care policy briefing on March 23, 2017 for Congressional staffers on the issue of child care? Visit our Facebook page to see a recording of the live coverage. Approximately 45 congressional staffers attend the event when CCAoA discussed the state of public investments in child care and early childhood development… Read more »

Why I’m Not Having Children…At Least Not Anytime Soon

The most recent data shows that millennials are having children later in life than the generation before them. According to a study by Goldman Sachs, the median age for millennials to get married has increased from 23 to 30! As I get older, I am bombarded with the following question: “When are you going to… Read more »

To Make Children Healthier, We Need to Help Child Care Providers Get Healthier

Arlington, VA, March 23, 2017 – The effort to reduce the persistent problem of childhood obesity and poor eating habits may be more fully addressed by helping improve the same challenges for those empowered to teach children good habits: child care providers. Child care providers care for and promote the health and wellness of our… Read more »

Millennial Generation Faces Unprecedented Challenges in Affording Child Care

New Report Highlights a Generation Burdened with Debt, High Unemployment, and Difficult Choices Arlington, VA, March 21, 2017 – The clash between the American dream and the American reality has gotten dramatically worse for millennials seeking to have a career and family, a battle outlined in stark details in a new report by Child Care… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Bring Out the Best in Your Children

Spotlight On Bring Out the Best in Your Children The Problem Parents play a key role in shaping their children’s behavior. It can be rewarding, but it can also be very difficult One Solution This guide, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, presents 11 key concepts parents can apply in day-to-day life to influence their children’s… Read more »

Provider Health Spotlight on Tatiyana Lipinka

Spotlight Tatiyana Lipinka, Brooklyn Child Care Inc., Brooklyn, NY The Problem A lot of children think they don’t like vegetables. The Solution Prove them wrong through by showing how much fun it is to grow, eat, and play with veggies! How She Did It At Brooklyn Child Care, Tatiyana has created the equivalent of an… Read more »

Guest Blog: National Poison Prevention Week Isn’t About Removing Everything that Could Be Toxic

Poisoning is the #1 cause of injury death in the United States, and the number of children who die from poisoning has more than doubled since 1999. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System’s 2015 Annual Report, just under half of exposure cases managed by poison centers involved children… Read more »

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President Trump Proposes Elimination of Programs That Support Child Care

President Trump submitted his FY 2018 budget request to Congress. As expected, the President maintained his commitment to reducing all non-defense, discretionary programs by a total of $54 billion. However, his proposal includes cutting all federal support for two programs that are vital to low-income and working class communities; the 21st Century Community Learning Centers… Read more »

Flu Season is Still Here: Protect Yourself and the Children in Your Care

With daylight savings time here, you may think that flu season has passed; that is not necessarily the case. Although spring is near, colds and the flu can still affect all of us. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the 2016-17 flu season has been moderate and is expected to continue for several… Read more »

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