Child Care Aware® of America and NORC at the University of Chicago to Build Child Care Data Center

By Meghan Cornwell on August 01, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America and NORC at the University of Chicago to Build Child Care Data Center

New website will address access to reliable, standardized data about child care in the United States

Topics: Systems Building

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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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Statement from Executive Director on the Passing of MaryLee Allen

By Lynette Fraga, Ph.D. on June 20, 2019

MaryLee Allen, who for more than 40 years was a leader in advocacy for children’s welfare, health and safety with the Children’s Defense Fund, passed away on June 13, 2019. Allen joined CDF in 1974, the year after it was founded, where she worked on CDF’s first-ever policy report, Children Out of School in America. More recently, she worked to ensure the passage and effective implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act child welfare law.

Topics: Systems Building, Workforce, Family & Community Engagement

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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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Finding Child Care for Non-Traditional Work Schedules

Today's job market requires many employees to work shifts that start or end after most child care programs open or close. More and more businesses operate around the clock. Many companies work in shifts, which means employees work in the early mornings, evenings, nights, rotating schedules, weekends, holidays or extended hours. These non-traditional schedules affect the lives of millions of families.

Topics: Systems Building, Workforce, Parenting

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Cómo Encontrar Servicios de Cuidado de Niños Para Horarios de Trabajo No Tradicionales

El mercado laboral de hoy requiere que muchos empleados trabajen turnos que comienzan o terminan después de la hora de apertura o cierre de la mayoría de los programas de cuidado de niños. Un número de negocios cada vez mayor se mantienen en operación las 24 horas del día. Muchas compañías trabajan sobre la base de turnos, lo cual significa que los empleados pueden trabajar ya sea temprano por la mañana, por la noche, en la madrugada, con horarios rotatorios, durante los fines de semana, en días feriados o con turnos extendidos. Estos horarios de trabajo no tradicionales afectan la vida de millones de familias.

Topics: Systems Building, Workforce, En español, Parenting

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