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Maggie Norton

Maggie Norton
Maggie is the Research Manager at Child Care Aware® of America. She uses data and mapping to determine inequities in communities to help CCAoA target efforts and policy to meet the needs of vulnerable populations.

Recent Posts

Where in the World? Visualizing Data through Mapping

By Maggie Norton on September 18, 2017



Where are child care programs located? How many children attend child care programs? Where can I find child care after 8 p.m.?

Answering these questions is important as parents attempt to navigate the when, where, how and who of securing quality, affordable child care. Additionally, these questions become important after a disaster, particularly as communities attempt to pick up the pieces and rebuild.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Systems Building

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Explaining and Safely Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse with our Smallest Learners

By Maggie Norton on August 19, 2017

A solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21 for the first time in the lower 48 U.S. states since 1979. During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to three hours, from beginning to end. On Monday, the longest period when the moon will completely block the sun—a total eclipse—will be about 2 minutes and 40 seconds and will only happen along the “path of totality” (below).  

Topics: Parenting, Health & Safety

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Outbreak of E. coli Infections in Kids Linked to Recalled SoyNut Butter Products

By Maggie Norton on March 24, 2017

Family Child Care providers, Child Care Centers and parents should take note—the CDC is investigating a major outbreak of E.coli linked to SoyNut Butter.

Topics: Health & Safety, News

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Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach

By Maggie Norton on February 17, 2017

Helping children develop good eating habits starts at infancy. New feeding guidelines have been released that can help caregivers know what and how best to feed infants and toddlers. These guidelines help make sure that children are getting enough, but not too much of the right foods, so we can reduce their risk of developing health problems later in life.

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety, News

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