CCAoA Joins Early Learning Coalition on Black Lives Matter Statement

By CCAoA on June 26, 2020

At Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), we have a vision for the future of child care: Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. To make good on that promise we are committed to advancing a child care system that is equitable and anti-racist. 

Topics: Policy & Advocacy

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Reviewing State Policies: Support For Families During COVID-19

By Diane Girouard on June 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the vital role child care plays for millions of children and families, especially for those who work on the front lines of the crisis. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is also underscoring the precariousness of high-quality, affordable and accessible child care – the result of years of underinvestment in the system.  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Policy & Advocacy, Coronavirus

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Reviewing State Policies: Protecting Health and Safety

By Diane Girouard on June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the vital role child care plays for millions of children and families, especially for those who work on the front lines of the crisis. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is also underscoring the precariousness of high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care – the result of years of underinvestment in the system.  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Policy & Advocacy, Coronavirus

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Reviewing State Policies: Supporting Financial Stability for Providers

By Diane Girouard on June 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the vital role child care plays for millions of children and families, especially for those who work on the front lines of the crisis. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is also underscoring the precariousness of high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care – the result of years of underinvestment in the system.

State policies play an important role in exacerbating or mitigating these factors.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Policy & Advocacy, Coronavirus

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Millions May Miss Out on Economic Impact Payments: How to Help

By Jennifer Drake on June 16, 2020

If you filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 or if you receive Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or certain Veterans benefits, you likely received an Economic Impact Payment (“EIP” also known as a “stimulus check”) automatically in the form of a direct deposit, paper check, or debit card.  

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

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No Child Care Means No Recovery

By Anne Hedgepeth on June 05, 2020

 

In the wake of the coronavirus, child care is facing serious challenges. While the field has come together to ensure public health guidance is followed, that care is available for frontline personnel, and that additional reopening of the sector is approached appropriately, more is needed to ensure that child care programs, both center-based and family child care, survive in the long term.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Family & Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy, Best Practices

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