Child Care Aware Parent Network

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About Us

Child Care Aware, Parent Network (CCAPN) is a new free membership organization specifically for parents and those who care about and for children. CCAPN is a membership organization within the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

Isn’t it time for all families to have access to affordable child care that is safe, nurturing, and promotes early learning?

Take the Child Care Challenge! How much do you know about the state of child care in the US?*

1. All child care programs throughout the country are licensed according to federal and state standards: T/F

2. In most two-parent families, both parents need to work in order to make ends meet. The need to work is even more acute for single parent families: T/F

3. Most parents and grandparents are not willing to pay slightly more in taxes in order to improve child care quality: T/F

4. Nail salons, pet kennels, and cemeteries are regulated more rigorously than child care: T/F

5. Some child care programs cost more per year than one year of college at a four-year public university: T/F

(*Based on the results of national studies conducted by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies.)

Join us to:

• Stand behind our agenda for safe, affordable, and nurturing child care • Build a common voice for millions who are in need of child care! • Access “members only” online content and research reports • Receive free parenting and advocacy email newsletters • Network with people who share your interests and concerns • Leverage the power of online networking to educate the public about child care policies.

Parents shouldn’t have to compromise the safety and quality of their child care. Children shouldn’t be denied the positive experiences in their critical early years when learning is so rapid because of lack of quality child care. Parents, grandparents, providers, and people who care about children should insist that all children in the United States have access to world-class child care. In order to make a statement to policy makers and effect cultural and political change, parents, grandparents, providers, and everyone who cares for and about children need to raise their hands to be counted for child care! (read less) Launching…January, 2009…

Child Care Aware, Parent Network (CCAPN) is a new free membership organization specifically for parents and those who care about and for children. CCAPN is a membership organization within the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

Isn’t it time for all families to have access to affordable child care that is safe, nurturing, and promotes early learning?

Take the Child Care Challenge! How much do you know about the state of child care in... (read more)


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