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Tips for Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) about the Child Tax Credit

This Child Tax Credit is a tax benefit to help families raising children.

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Consejos para agencias de recursos y referencias de cuidado infantil (CCR & Rs) sobre el Crédito Tributario por Hijos

Este Crédito Tributario por Hijos es un beneficio tributario para ayudar a las familias que crían hijos.

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Maximizing the use of the CCDF

Maximizing the Use of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

This paper, cowritten with LISC, focuses on the core capabilities CCR&Rs and CDFIs need to stabilize and increase high-quality child care.

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Transforming Child Care: Cross-Community Voices to Inform Change

This paper reflects information gained during five fall Roundtables with both newly-engaged and long-time child care stakeholders, as well as from discussions with our own membership on the roles they can fulfill in a re-imagined child care system.

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2020-2022 Public Policy Agenda

Our policy agenda provides the compass that guides our efforts and keeps us driving toward our mission.

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Presidential Transition

After the 2020 election, Child Care Aware® of America joined 187 organizations to develop recommendations for the Biden transition team on child care and early learning policy.

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Child Care Access and Affordability

At Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), we have a vision for the future of child care: Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. Learn how to take steps to supporting families.

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Budgets and Appropriations

Explore ways CCAoA closely monitors the federal budget and appropriations process to ensure strong funding for federal early childhood programs.

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CCDBG Classroom

Child Care and Development Block Grant

Find resources to help you understand and implement the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) laws in your state, including one-pagers and webinars.

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Paid Leave

Learn how Child Care Aware® of America supports the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act and how you can take action.

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Anne Hedgepeth has over 12 years of experience as a government relations and grassroots advocacy strategist, motivating policy change at the local, state, and federal levels.

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