What #SolveChildCare Means to You (Part 2)

Right now, U.S. Senators are considering a whole new way forward for child care and preschool in this country. Why? Because of you! It started with you and with families across the U.S. who were struggling with real challenges: not enough child care choices, a declining availability of family child care, child care costing more…

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NAFCC: Driven By Family Child Care Leadership

(pictured above: this year’s fall State Rep candidates) The second NAFCC State Representative election is underway with NAFCC members in the following 14 States voting for their leaders: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The powerhouse lineup of candidates offers a variety of…

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What #SolveChildCare Means to You

In October, we asked you, the providers, to share your stories and tell us what you want Congress to know about family child care, and ultimately what “Solve Child Care” means in your world. These were some of the responses we received:   “I want to start off by saying that I am so very…

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Child Nutrition Action in Congress: Bipartisan CACFP Legislation Introduced in the House

On November 9, U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act.  This bipartisan legislation calls for strengthening and expanding access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). NAFCC is pleased to endorse this legislation along with 800 other organizations. This bill includes some of the…

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El Congreso, la Agenda para una Mejor Reconstrucción y el cuidado infantil en el hogar: ¿Qué está sucediendo?

Fue necesaria una pandemia para que ayudara realmente a bastantes miembros del Congreso a entender que la manera en que el cuidado infantil funciona actualmente en los Estados Unidos no funciona para nadie. La Asociación Nacional de Cuidado Infantil Familiar (NAFCC, por sus siglas en inglés) escuchamos a los miembros decir que nuestras prioridades de…

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