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Jen Bump

Jen Bump
Jen Bump, Senior Advisor at Child Care Aware of America, is a central strategist at CCAoA, working across all departments and in conjunction with key stakeholders. Jen has nearly 20 years’ experience working with Child Care Resource and Referral agencies. She’s held leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels in areas including consumer education and referral, data services, and government relations. She has served as a consultant for numerous federal projects, including as an expert panelist for the design of ChildCare.gov and as an advisor for the Administration for Children and Families National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement. Jen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Wheaton College (MA) and a Master’s in Public Affairs and Nonprofit Management from Indiana University.

Recent Posts

CCR&R:Helping Families, Improving Quality and Building Supply of Child Care

By Jen Bump on February 21, 2020

 

The first post in this series introduced Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) as valuable partners and guides for businesses ready to take action on child care. Let’s dig a little deeper into the current context of child care in America – and then explore the basics of CCR&Rs.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs

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The Business Case for Child Care - Taking Action

By Jen Bump on February 04, 2020

As a business leader, you’ve noticed it is becoming more and more difficult to hire and retain qualified workers. You’ve likely even considered the longer-term scenarios – will it be even more challenging to secure a reliable and productive workforce five or 10 or even 20 years from now?  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs

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Child Care Resource & Referral: The Secret Solution

By Jen Bump on November 09, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a series on CCR&Rs that is meant to be shared with policy makers, government administrators and other new and prospective investors who may not understand the opportunities CCR&Rs offer when addressing America’s child care challenges. Please leave us your insights and feedback in the comments below. We will take your feedback, and then turn these blog posts into an e-book that you can then use as a tool to describe the nature, capabilities and benefits of the CCR&R system.

Topics: Systems Building

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