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Rae Pickett

Rae Pickett
RaeAnn is the Sr. Manager of Public Relations at CCAoA. Her work has solidified relationships with outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Univision, NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, TIME, CNN Espanol, Buzzfeed News, POLITICO The Miami Herald, The San Antonio Express-News, ImpreMedia and many state and local ventures.

Recent Posts

The 4 Steps of Finding a Child Care Provider

By Rae Pickett on September 06, 2019

Finding the right child care provider for your family is a personal choice, and not one that can be outsourced very easily. Child Care Aware® of America Executive Director Lynette Fraga, PhD, spoke with Scott MacFarlane of NBC Washington about some specific questions parents can ask, ways to assess your unique family needs and how to understand and develop an ongoing relationship with your child care provider. Watch the clip below.

Topics: Parenting, News

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New Report Reveals How And Where Families Find and Access Child Care

By Rae Pickett on September 04, 2019

Families and field professionals shared accounts that can influence strategies for child care system professionals to meet and engage with families more effectively and efficiently.

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) released Family Voices Driving Quality Child Care Choices, a report on findings and recommendations from a survey of families on the contemporary child care needs of diverse, vulnerable, underserved families and clarifies where they turn, both in-person and online, to meet their child care information needs. Choosing child care is one of the most difficult decisions families make. Families and field professionals shared with CCAoA in focus groups, an online parent poll and key informant interviews, accounts that can influence strategies for child care system professionals to meet and engage with families more effectively and efficiently.

Topics: News

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Coming Soon! The Child Care Data Center

By Rae Pickett on August 05, 2019

We are excited to announce that Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is partnering with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago to build a website that compiles and standardizes child care data from across the nation. This effort will ensure that child care systems, policies and funding decisions are based on reliable data.

Topics: Systems Building, Policy & Advocacy

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Child Care Aware® of America Releases Findings of 2019 Annual State Survey on Child Care

By Rae Pickett on June 26, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America Releases Findings of 2019 Annual State Survey on Child Care

State fact sheets provide high-level analysis and national roll-ups of the child care landscape at the state level and show an alarming decline in family child care providers and
inconsistent quality 

Topics: Systems Building, Family & Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy, News

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Child Care Aware® of America Releases 2019 Funding State Snapshots

By Rae Pickett on June 13, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America Releases 2019 Funding State Snapshots

Licensed child care is in short supply, but Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies can help

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Systems Building, Policy & Advocacy, News

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Child Care Aware® of America Releases Report on Child Care Supply Crisis and Offers Solutions

By Rae Pickett on May 16, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America Releases Report on Child Care Supply Crisis and Offers Solutions

Licensed child care is in short supply, but Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies can help

Topics: Systems Building, Family & Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy, News

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