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Child Care Aware® of America Releases 2017 Cost of Child Care Report

Child Care Aware of America -- We are thrilled to announce the release of our Parents and the High Cost of Care: 2017 report. This special 11th edition report and interactive map examines the cost and affordability of child care across the country. The interactive map has been updated with state-level costs for 2016 as well as county-level costs for 7 states (Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Hampshire). Look for our county-level supplemental analysis to be released this January! Read More... Key Findings Based on the US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ standard that child care cost a family no more than 7% of their median income, center-based infant car

National Criminal Background Checks Webinar Series

National Criminal Background Checks Webinar Series Dear Colleague: The Office of Child Care (OCC) is excited to continue the National Criminal Background Checks webinars. Co-hosted by the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA), these national webinars will provide policy clarifications captured during previous National Criminal Background Checks webinars as well as during criminal background checks technical assistance (TA) conference calls. These webinars will also be a forum for open discussion with OCC policy staff, NCSIA TA staff, and your fellow state and territory counterparts. OCC looks forward to continuing these webinars as a forum for discussion and to sha

Funding Opportunity: Nutrition Policy in Native American Communities

New Funding Opportunities for Nutrition Policy in Native American Communities Voices for Healthy Kids November 30, 2017 The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program. The competitive grant program will fund tribes and Native advocates, with a focus on Native youth and Native-led organizations, to improve nutrition and food sovereignty efforts with sustainable community changes. “The nutrition crisis is acute in many Native communities,” said SMSC Chairman Charles R. Vig. “Through our Fertile Ground con

AI/AN Head Start Family & Child Experiences Survey: New Findings on Culture and Language Experie

The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey: New Findings on Culture and Language Experiences of Tribal Head Start Children Register for one of the following dates now! Go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1595310394599815426 to register for the date and time that works best for you. Monday December 11th from 12:00-1:00 Eastern Thursday December 14th from 3:00-4:00 Eastern Webinar Overview: The American Indian and Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES 2015) was designed and implemented through a partnership of tribal Head Start leaders, researchers and federal officials. Region XI Head Start programs are those operated