THE Newsletter of Newsletters is Child Care Aware of America

You must subscribe to Child Care Aware of America’s Newsletter.  This newsletter is essential to staying abreast of:

  • the policy changes
  • federal and state budgets
  • what we need to do to effectuate positive change in child care
  • reports like cost of child care, state licensing policies, disaster preparedness
  • and more

This morning I opened my weekly email and learned that:

  • Child Care Aware has partnered with Parents magazine to raise awareness of a parent’s dilemma in finding quality and affordable child care.
  • Child Care Aware of America has a new “disaster resources” page on their website to help parents and child care professionals find tools such as damage assessment tools, federal agency assistance and also address mental health for children and families.
  • Child Care Aware of America has a free webinar every week called their “Lunch and Learn” series.  This week the topic is about their new policy section of the website.  It has been remodeled and we get to have a walk through.  I am definitely attending this one! Excited to learn how to access all of the information about our child care industry
  • We can learn about how the outcome of the elections may or may not affect child care.  There is a recorded lunch and learn we can watch about it or read a one page summary.
  • One of my favorites and has been an informant for the state of the budget in general is the “Congressional Budget Watch.”  A few paragraphs about what congress is discussing and how that may or may not affect child care.
  • I also learned some news in the states such as the Feds going after Colorado Child Care Wage Violations or in Vermont there are still providers that are divided on the child care union.
  • Links to letters to congress so we can easily advocate for our children and our businesses
  • And EVEN MORE policy information!

Child Care Aware of America is THE newsletter to subscribe to for child care policy information.  These policies affect all of us, as parents and child care providers (family and centers).  We should all be aware of what is being considered and determine what policies, if any, we want to advocate for.


Child Care Aware of America was formerly known as the National Child Care Resource and Referrals Association.  Learn more about the organization by clicking here.


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