Audience: Families

Child Care Services Association Announces New President to Start November 1

This fall, Child Care Services Association (CCSA)’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center (National Center) will launch a pilot apprenticeship program in six states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Arkansas Early Childhood Association, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance of Colorado, Child Care Aware® of Minnesota, Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Pennsylvania Child Care Association and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will work with the National Center to develop pilot apprenticeship programs.

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Savion Thorne

Appreciating AWARD$ Plus: Painting a Masterpiece

Union County toddler teacher LaTonya Pegues got her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education in her 40s, and she is proud that she went back to school and stuck with it. She said, “It was hard, but I did it! I have a son and two grandchildren. I’m a teacher

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Savion Thorne

Economic Growth Depends on Child Care – Progress Post Labor-Day Needed

As Labor Day approaches, there is much to celebrate. The nation’s unemployment rate, which rose in spring 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned to 3.5% (the same level of unemployment that existed in February 2020).1 North Carolina is recovering faster than the national average with unemployment

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Logan Jackson

It’s time we care about our children and their caregivers

The tragedy last week in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed, marks the 27th school shooting to date this year. [1]  At least 17 mass shootings have occurred since the tragedy in Uvalde, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an organization that tracks mass shootings nationwide.[2]

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