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Infographic: Family Voices Driving Quality Child Care Choices

By Liz Twilley on September 9, 2019

In our recent paper, Family Voices: Driving Quality Child Care Choices, we examined the child care needs of families facing vulnerabilities (low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, families with children with special needs, etc.), and how they find the child care that fits their needs. Our infographic below shows many  of the findings at a glance. 

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Family Voices: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Response

By April Dodge-Ostendorf on August 19, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America stands alongside families, providers, and the public in our shared commitment to the safety and well-being of children in child care. In 2016, an estimated 676,000 children in the United States were victims of neglect or abuse. A fraction of that total (2,104) involved a child care provider. That’s unacceptable and a legitimate cause for concern among families and the general public. In the story below, Amber shares just one story of how her family impacted by one of these cases.
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Family Voices: Harper's Story - Tragedy  Outside a Provider's Home

By April Dodge-Ostendorf on August 8, 2019

Harper was a typical toddler full of love, laughs and life, when a tragic event happened outside the home of her family child care provider in the summer of 2016. In the video below, Harper’s mother, Whitney, shares her story and what she hopes parents and providers will do to keep children safe. 

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Family Voices: Reflections from a Child Care Advocate, Sosha Chaney

By April Dodge-Ostendorf on August 1, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America had the opportunity to sit down with Sosha Chaney, a vocal child care advocate, as she shared her journey. Sosha is especially passionate about improving:

  • Access to reliable, education-based child care for families working non-traditional hours
  • Affordable, high-quality child care options
  • Funding and support for early childhood programs
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Family Voices: Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Are Here For You

By April Dodge-Ostendorf on July 18, 2019

The end of summer is a busy time for families seeking child care. Prepare yourself by watching  this video describing what families and child care resource and referral (CCR&R) professionals, from around the nation, have to say about child care assistance available in your community.

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Family Voices: Turning Heartbreak to Happiness

By Guest Blogger on May 21, 2019

Even with early and careful planning, finding the right child care provider can be difficult for families. The challenges often seem overwhelming for parents searching for a provider that is qualified to care for a child with special needs.  

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