Food Program News: Latest Waivers from USDA Provide More Support for Family Child Care Programs

Throughout the pandemic, USDA has been issuing flexibilities for operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through what they call COVID-19 Nationwide Waivers. These flexibilities are intended to ensure children in CACFP-participating programs are still able to access nutritious meals during these difficult times. On April 20, 2021, USDA issued another set of…

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In Your Own Words

On Wednesday, April 21, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is hosting a hearing called “In Their Own Words: Paid Leave, Child Care, and an Economy that Failed Women.” The hearing will feature testimony from five mothers – and one of them, Rebecca, is a family child care educator in New York. They will…

Child Care Sector Receives Biggest Federal Investment in U.S. History in America Rescue Plan

National Association for Family Child Care supports $50 billion investment that will stabilize the sector   March 10, 2021   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package to stabilize the economy and help millions of families struggling in the pandemic. The…