The Child-Care Crisis

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Parents is partnering with Child Care Aware of America on a letter-writing campaign to advocate for new standards that will protect children at child-care centers and in family day-care homes.

  • Comprehensive background checks for all caregivers
  • At least 40 hours of initial training and 24 hours of annual training for caregivers in health/safety and child development
  • At least one unannounced inspection per year
  • Required state license for all centers and day-care homes of any size
  • Results of inspections and violations posted online Quality rating systems for centers and homes in every state
  • An increase in the percentage of federal funds reserved for quality improvement to at least 12 percent

Click the link below to send a letter to your members of Congress and let them know that you support these priorities as part of the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

Originally published in the December 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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