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Blog Category: Early Care and Education

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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Stabilize Child Care with the CARES Act Stimulus

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges to the child care community, we are looking for ways tht  policymakers can respond. On March 27th, Congress included $3.5 billion in additional resources…

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act In Your Community

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27th to create a $2 trillion economic stimulus efforts for business, health care, communities, and families. Implementing the CARES Act will…

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The COVID-19 Child Care Conundrum

Families are in a child care conundrum. What do you do with your children who are out of school for an undetermined amount of weeks? What do you to ensure…

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