New Findings: Child Care Prices Continue to Rise as Supply Remains Stagnant

By CCAoA on May 15, 2024

Child Care Aware® of America Survey Shows a 3.7% Bump in Average Child Care Prices

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Child Care Aware® of America Inspires Communities to Celebrate Provider Appreciation Day®

By CCAoA on May 10, 2024

More than 4,400 actions taken to celebrate child care providers across the country on May 10 
 

ARLINGTON, VA, May 10, 2024 – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) today celebrates Provider Appreciation Day® alongside states and communities across the country. More than 4,400 actions have been taken by CCAoA members and partners through our online action center to declare May 10 as Provider Appreciation Day. The observance acknowledges the essential role child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children play in supporting young children's social, emotional and physical well-being.  

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For families that need the most help, child care costs are about to drop

By CCAoA on April 15, 2024

For more than a decade, Erin Farias has watched the low-income families who send children to the day cares she runs navigate America’s broken child care system. Many of those parents had government assistance for school tuition, but half the time, Farias couldn’t count on them to make their co-payments. They were still too high. 

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Appropriations Bill Provides Unprecedented Child Care Funding

By CCAoA on March 21, 2024

Child Care Aware® of America applauds bipartisan FY 2024 bill positioned to  
support and sustain child care across the country  

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New Child Care and Development Fund Policies Will Promote Access, Affordability and Stability

By CCAoA on February 29, 2024

Child Care Aware of America applauds ACF efforts to lower costs and improve provider payment practices. 

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The military is opening more childcare centers, but thousands of kids remain on waitlists

By CCAoA on January 02, 2024

Staffing shortages and a lack of facilities have contributed to the long waits for childcare, though the situation has improved somewhat since the pandemic. 

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Americans need help with child care. One solution is catching on in Maine.

By CCAoA on January 02, 2024

Experts say the supply-and-demand mismatch limits opportunities for families and communities alike: Without reliable and affordable child care, parents can’t join the workforce, stunting household financial stability and regional economies. 

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Child Care Aware® of America Welcomes New Board Members

By CCAoA on December 11, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA, December 11, 2023 – Child Care Aware of America is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. These new leaders will assume their positions in January 2024.  

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Child Care Aware® of America Awarded $5 Million to Advance an Equitable Child Care System

By CCAoA on December 07, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA, December 7, 2023 – Child Care Aware® of America today announced that they have been recognized by one of the country’s largest charitable organizations, Yield Giving. Founded by MacKenzie Scott, Yield is named after the belief in adding value by giving up control. The fund aims to grant money to nonprofits to allocate where they believe is most needed, which is a philosophy now known as trust-based philanthropy. CCAoA is honored to join the ranks of these prestigious organizations as a grantee of $5 million.  

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Statement from CCAoA on the White House Call for Congress to Invest $16 Billion in Child Care

By CCAoA on October 26, 2023

 

Child Care Aware® of America applauds the White House for calling on Congress to invest an additional $16 billion in child care stabilization grants over the next year. Proposed funding would bolster the nation’s fragile child care system as current American Rescue Plan Act stabilization grant funding expired at the end of September. Stabilization grants have been critical to helping families return to work and rebuilding the supply of child care to pre-pandemic levels. Grants helped offset fixed costs and raise the wages of the child care workforce beyond the average $14 per hour in what remains a tight labor market.  

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