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Blog Category: Early Care and Education

Provide $80 million in CARES Act Funds for Child Care Stabilization Grants

DOWNLOAD THIS FACT SHEET TO SHARE WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS & LAWMAKERS There is an urgent need for child care to support working parents. Multiple factors are coinciding into a perfect…

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Early Childhood Education and Care in the 2020 Special Session

After the regular session ended with historic investments in early education, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and completely disrupted families’ lives. It also caused the governor to revisit the budget and…

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2020 Special Session Priorities

The last five months have been disruptive for children and families in Virginia. Children and parents are facing challenges, hardship and trauma that will impact them for a lifetime. Financial,…

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Responding to Child Care Sector Needs in the 2020 Special Session

As we discuss the economy and our workforce, including what that looks like for the upcoming school year, it’s important that we continue to advocate for investments to keep child…

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Pre-COVID Child Care Policies Don’t Fit New Landscape

On July 1, the state’s policies guiding child care assistance immediately reverted back to pre-COVID practices. But nothing about the context of July 1, 2020 is anything like January 1,…

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TAKE ACTION: Speak Up About Returning to School

For parents across Virginia we know this is a confusing time. Many school divisions are making plans to manage COVID-19 health precautions and return to school. For parents and students…

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“Parents are at a breaking point”: May 2020 Parent Survey Results

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS Parents are at a breaking point. After three months at home with their children balancing work, home school and all caregiving responsibilities the stress of…

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Survey for Parents and Caregivers of Children Ages 0 to 13 years old

Help advocates, community organizations, and government leaders better understand what help families need to feel stable and secure. Please take 3-5 minutes to share your thoughts.  THANK YOU! WE RECEIVED…

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Support Child Care in the Fairfax County Budget – Take Action Now!

Written by Mary Beth Salomone Testa, NOVA Consultant This an extraordinarily difficult time for our community. Our partners and friends in early childhood programs are navigating huge challenges along with…

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Economic Stimulus Package for VA Child Care

On Wednesday, April 15, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pam Northam announced plans to use $70 million in federal economic stimulus funds to support child care programs. The plans…

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