Child Care Aware Gathers Experts to Inspire

Have you heard of the Child Care Aware of America's RAISE Your Hand webinar series?  No?  Well, now is the time to check it out.

Child Care Providers:

  • Federal Budget:  It would be good to know why and how the payments made from the food program or your parents that pay with subsidies are impacted by the way the government works - when it's successful and when it's petty.  The Federal Budget webinar could be very helpful to you, check it out on YouTube.
  • Pre-K For All:  Or you've heard about the Pre-K for all plan and you're wondering where that leaves you and your business?  Or you've heard of Grow America Stronger or Strong Start for Children but you don't understand how it works with the President's plan but want to know more.  Check out the upcoming Universal Pre-K webinar from the National Women's Law Center, Thursday January 16.  Or Raise Your Hand for Child Care in February.
  • Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership:  Have you heard a rumbling about this Head Start Partnership?  Wondering what it means for you, how it could benefit your business and the children on your care?  Watch this incredibly informational webinar by Tommy Sheridan from the National Head Start Association.  Get an overview of what children/parents qualify, the different services offered and why a Head Start Partnership might be just the thing you've been looking for to help raise your program to that "next level."  One of my personal favorite bonuses is that if you successfully get a Head Start grant and have a Head Start child in your care, then all of the other children in your care get the benefits, such as medical and dental screenings!  You can watch the webinar on YouTube.


You care about your kids.  You care about the quality of care they receive.  You want the best for you children and your child's caregiver and teacher.  Educate yourself about what the government does or does not intend to do and use your voice.  Share with other parents, voters, community members why they should care.  Raise your hand for your children; get started here.

Those of you who don't have children in early care settings, your children will be in school and forming our evolving society with the ones that are in child care.  This matters to you too.

Other Webinar Topics Are:

All of the webinars can be accessed on Child Care Aware of America's YouTube Channel.  Don't forget to attend the Universal Pre-K webinar on January 16 so you can ask your own questions.  These FREE webinars are a wonderful way to learn about the early learning and child care systems.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building