CCAoA Supports Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Child Care

By Child Care Aware® of America on May 02, 2023


In high-quality child care, families trust that their children are being cared for in safe, secure, nurturing environments. Child Care Aware® of America believes that every family should have this opportunity and that the entire child care system should support children’s growth, development and educational advancement. 

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How to Use AmazonSmile to Support CCAoA [2022]

By April Dodge-Ostendorf on July 13, 2022

This year, Amazon Prime Day is July 12-13. Before you take advantage of the sales, be sure to set Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) as your preferred charity in AmazonSmile.


What is AmazonSmile?

Amazon makes a donation to nonprofits like Child Care Aware® of America every time shoppers purchase from AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same as—same products, same prices, same service. AND you get to help our cause at no cost to you! When shoppers use the AmazonSmile link to shop from, Amazon then donates 0.5% of eligible products' prices to the organization of your choice.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, News

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CCAoA Welcomes New Board Members

By David Carrier on December 17, 2021

Child Care Aware® of America  welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors who will assume their positions in January 2022.    

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September is National Preparedness Month

By Julie Looper Coats on September 07, 2021

Each September, we commemorate National Preparedness Month to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. has announced that this annual event’s theme for 2021 is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Professional Development, Health & Safety, News, emergency preparedness

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Federal Relief Funds: State Progress, Summer 2021

By Diane Girouard on August 26, 2021

Since the CARES Act was enacted in April 2020, two additional federal relief packages have been passed by Congress that include significant increases in emergency funding for child care: the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ActThese funds began to flow to states during the spring with the intention to get funds out the door and provide relief to providers and families as quickly as possible. While we are still a year away from the first deadlines for states to obligate some funds, it’s important for advocates to monitor state progress to ensure funds are distributed efficiently and equitably. So far, state progress has varied greatly. 

Topics: Policy & Advocacy, Best Practices, News, Coronavirus

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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.

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