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Offered live and on-demand throughout the year, featuring a wide variety of ECE topics, issues and best practices.

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Provider Appreciation Day 2024 Info Session

Join us in celebrating Provider Appreciation Day by revisiting our past info session! Our virtual gathering brought together a community of individuals eager to honor and appreciate their providers in meaningful ways. We explored various ways to plan and celebrate these invaluable individuals who contribute tirelessly to children's lives.

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It’s the Season: Staying Healthy and Up to Date on Vaccines (Flu, COVID-19 and RSV)

Learn more about the new COVID-19 booster, vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the flu and how CCR&R staff and other child care professionals can work to promote vaccines to ensure healthy child care.

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 Business Supports Companion Guide for CCR&Rs 

This session introduced you to the Business Supports Companion Guide for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) and intermediaries and showed how this tool can be beneficial to your work. 

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Using Data to Maximize Your Advocacy

Join CCAoA's Advocacy Team on this recorded webinar to learn how including data from CCAoA’s recent 2022 Catalyzing Growth research can strengthen your advocacy efforts.

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The Historical Significance of Juneteenth for Child Care

This webinar aims to explore the profound connection between the historic emancipation of enslaved Black workers on Juneteenth and their subsequent transition into undervalued and underpaid labor, and how this transition continues to impact the early child care education landscape today.

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COVID-19 Mitigation in ECE - What should we be doing now?

Join Child Care Aware of America Staff and an expert in infectious disease to answer common questions related to preventing illness in child care.

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Staffed Family Child Care Networks: Promising CCR&R Practices A Community of Practice Spotlight

Join members of the Child Care Systems Building team to hear their experiences and how they contributed to a new and upcoming CCAoA resource

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Revitalizing Family Child Care Through Networks and Opportunity

Join us for an informative webinar to highlight resources and supports captured in a new resource compilation, “Staffed Family Child Care Networks: A Compilation of Resources Promoting Connection and Opportunity.”

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Designing a Professional Development Roadmap

Join members of the Child Care Systems Building team to hear about an invaluable new Child Care Aware of America resource developed for CCR&Rs and other systems level leaders.

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2023 Provider Appreciation Day Info Session

Learn more about how you can get involved with Provider Appreciation Day 2023. Learn about new resources, get event planning ideas and more.

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Catalyzing Growth – Linking Research to Practice

Watch the webinar recording as CCAoA presents the major finding from our final Catalyzing Growth report series, The Year in Child Care: 2021 Data, Analysis and Recommendations.

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Catalyzing Growth: Leveraging Data to Advocate for Change

Learn more about the findings from our research series: Catalyzing Growth: Using Data to Change Child Care.

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What Does the Election Mean for Child Care?

The CCAoA Policy and Advocacy team hosted a live webinar to discuss the impact of the mid-term elections on child care policy and preview advocacy strategies for the post-election landscape.

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Mind in the Making Train-the-Trainer for CCR&Rs

The Mind in the Making training is a series of eight learning modules covering MITM’s seven essential life skills that help adults understand and encourage important executive function-based skills children need to thrive.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

Learn more about the recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine for young children and how to navigate discussions with families.

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Talking Trauma with Young Children

Join two leading experts on child trauma for a candid conversation about how adults, whether caregivers, early education professionals, or advocates, can navigate conversations with young children to support the overall well-being of children and of themselves.

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COVID-19 and Child Care What's the Latest

Learn the latest information on COVID-19 and child care. Panelists will provide updates on where we are with the pandemic and how we can continue to work together to keep child care providers and children safe.

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Demanding Change: Repairing Our Child Care System

In this webinar, we will present key findings from our most recent report: Demanding Change: Repairing our Child Care System.

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Back To School - An Update to the CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CCAoA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discussed the latest updates to the CDC guidance for child care programs.

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CCR&Rs as Advocates: Demystifying Hill Visits

Learn about the current child care proposals in Congress and get tips on how to advocate and discuss these proposals with your Members of Congress while also building strong relationships with their offices.

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Back to School: Supporting Social and Emotional Wellness

Learn how to best support children socially and emotionally as they begin or return to school this fall.

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CCDF State Plans: Shape the Future of Child Care

Join us to discuss why it’s important to engage in the Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF) state planning process.

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Staffed Family Child Care Networks Part 2

Exploring the Change Process: CCR&Rs as Staffed Family Child Care Network Hubs

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COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

Learn how COVID-19 Vaccines can impact the early child care and education field.

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Understanding 2021 Federal Assistance Options - Part 2

Hear experts discuss two important updates that child care businesses need to know: changes to the funding formula for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and guidance on the Employee Retention Credit.

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Staffed Family Child Care Networks Part 1

Explore the Shared Services Framework, How it Supports Family Child Care and Potential Roles for CCR&Rs

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Understanding 2021 Federal Assistance Options: A Webinar for CCR&Rs and Child Care Programs

Learn about the federal cash assistance options that are vital for the survival of many child care programs and CCR&Rs.

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Child Care and the 2020 Election Results

Learn how the presidential election will impact future generations and how we can continue to advocate for quality child care.

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CACFP Policy and Practice Updates During COVID-19

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) can help ensure that children are fed healthy meals and snacks and that child care businesses remain financially sustainable during and beyond COVID-19.

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Considerations for Infants and Toddlers During Disasters

Learn the benefits of creating a plan from hearing concrete steps CCR&Rs take to address the safety and wellbeing of infants and toddlers in emergencies.

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Back-to-School and Out-of-School Child Care Forums

As child care programs and schools begin to re-open, educators are taking a wide array of precautions. Learn more in this two-part series.

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Business Automation in Child Care

The challenges of operating a financially viable child care program threaten to overwhelm the sector. This three-part series discusses how business automation tools can help.

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Lead Safety in Child Care Programs

Lead is poisonous and can cause permanent damage to exposed children. This four-part series examines each of the ways it can get into a child's body: water, soil, paint or consumer products.

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Racial Justice, Equity and the Role of Child Care

Listen to an honest dialogue about fixing the child care system to ensure equal access to both tools and opportunities in this three-part series.

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States' Response to COVID-19 and Child Care

See how different states have responded to the pandemic's impact on child care in this seven-part series. Each webinar is presented by leaders from 1-3 states.

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Practical Ways to Help Children in Child Care Cope with the COVID-19 Crisis

Learn about the five essential needs of children during disasters and gain practical tips to help children cope through play and self-expression activities. Recorded May 27, 2020.

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Child Care in the Age of Coronavirus – National Poll Results

Learn more about the results of a commissioned poll on voter attitudes toward child care funding during COVID-19. Recorded April 28, 2020.

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A Funder's Perspective on Child Care Response and Recovery During and After COVID-19

Learn how funders may best support our nation's child care system needs during and after this COVID-19 crisis. Recorded April 13, 2020.

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Child Care During COVID-19: Guidance & Implementation from Experts

Learn about the latest recommendations for child care providers who remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded April 13, 2020.

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Emergency Child Care Systems: A Look from on the Ground

Learn how child care changemakers are creating solutions during this pandemic. Recorded on April 7, 2020.

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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Updates & Business Resources for Early Childhood Programs

Learn how to sustain your child care program during COVID-19. Recorded April 2, 2020

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Empowering Family Child Care Providers in their Support of Children and Families During COVID-19

This webinar equips CCR&Rs with the resources they need to empower family child care providers – especially when facing COVID-19. Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2020.

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Mapping the Need for Child Care for Essential Workers during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Learn about the demand of child care for essential workers and how to use a new interactive map. Recorded: Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

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Resources for Child Care and Advice from the Field

Get some emergency preparedness resources from CCAoA, and hear a discussion of what’s being done around the country at child care agencies during this crisis. Recorded March 17, 2020.

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