Explore our Employer Benefits in the Child Care Career Center

By Falen Petros on August 05, 2021

Have you experienced difficulty recruiting experienced, qualified staff? You are not alone. Child care professionals across the country have expressed a need for talented candidates to fill open positions within child care centers, homes and Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs).  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Workforce, Professional Development

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Marketing Toolbox Provides CCAoA Members with Practical Support

By Meg Biallas on July 22, 2021

TikTok? E-newsletters? Direct mail? Communications tools and tactics are always changing, but the core principles remain unchanged.  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Professional Development, Best Practices

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Recalls for Sleep Products – What You can Do to Ensure Safe Sleep for Babies

By Ami Gadhia on July 14, 2021

Infant sleep can be one of the hardest things a parent, provider or another caregiver must handle when caring for a baby. However, not all sleep places are created equal; in fact, some can be downright deadly.

Topics: Health & Safety

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PBS NewsHour Series on Child Care Features CCAoA CEO

By David Carrier on July 13, 2021

PBS NewsHour is airing a five-part series, entitled Raising the Future: America's child care dilemma, from July 12-16 that provides an in-depth look at the state of child care across the country. Child Care Aware® of America CEO Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., is featured in the first segment on July 12, 2021.

Topics: News

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Child Care Capacity Building — a Human Centered Design Approach

By Mindy Bennett on July 12, 2021

 

We are all lifelong learners. Granted, for some of us, the pursuit of learning is an inherent strength. For others, it can be a challenge, a heavier lift, but our changing world demands it of us. So for folks like me, where it most certainly is not a strength, we take a deep breath and dive in. And we survive, often even thrive, and want to share that learning with others. But let me back up.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Systems Building

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StoryCorps Interview: Founders of a Bilingual Child Care Center

By Laurie Rackas on July 09, 2021

StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to record, preserve and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds, and Child Care Aware® of America recently partnered on a project to interview child care providers. The providers were asked about their personal journey in the child care field and the impact of COVID-19 on their work and life. 

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Policy & Advocacy, Family Stories, Best Practices, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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