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Cover of CCSA 2020-2021 Annual Report featuring a young girl of color holding a teddy bear, both wearing masks
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CCSA Staff

Building a New Reality During the Pandemic: CCSA’s 2021 Annual Report

In this annual report, you will see the remarkable work child care providers have done to give children the stability and certainty they need during a time when instability still controls every aspect of our lives. You will also see the efforts of our great CCSA staff to continue their work with children, families and child care programs as we see through this pandemic.

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CCSA Staff

An Historic Leap in Building a Better Future for Children and Families

Today the White House released the framework of the Build Back Better, a historic set of policies and investments in children and families. Child Care Services Association and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center applauds the framework released today that puts children’s and families’ health, economic security, and child care and preschool at the center of our national investments, reaping benefits for all of us. We call on Congress to get to the finish line and put this important legislation on the President’s desk as soon as possible as we continue to push for paid leave, a necessary component of child and family well-being. We urge states to apply for both the new child care and preschool programs that together build a better system of early learning. Children and families have waited long enough; let’s get to work to make the better future start now.

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Logan Jackson

CCSA President Marsha Basloe to Retire in Fall 2022

CCSA President Marsha Basloeto Retire in Fall 2022 Search for the new president to begin in late May. Chapel Hill, N.C., May 26, 2022: After more than 20 years in the early learning field, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) President Marsha Basloe announced she will retire later this year. Basloe

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Logan Jackson

Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis Through Stabilization Grants: Community School for People Under Six

In April, Child Care Services Association released an issue brief, Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis Through Stabilization Grants, which summarized the important role that NC Early Childhood Stabilization Grants have played in supporting child care programs statewide. Five case studies demonstrated the ways in which these funds have been invested

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Logan Jackson

Child Care Stabilization Grants: Short-Term Support but the Industry Needs a Long-Term Solution

Last month, Child Care Services Association released an issue brief, Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis through Stabilization Grants, which summarized the important role that NC Early Childhood Stabilization Grants have played in supporting child care programs statewide. Five case studies demonstrated the ways in which these funds have been

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Logan Jackson

Joining the Interagency Council for Coordinating Homelessness Programs

Nationally there are approximately 1.4 million children under the age of 6 experiencing homelessness (as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act). I have worked on early childhood homelessness and the early childhood workforce for a number of years, at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Office

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Logan Jackson

Infant-Toddler Child Care Landscape Study 2022

Over the past year, under contract with the Think Babies™ NC Alliance, Child Care Services Association (CCSA)  conducted a statewide and county-level study to assess the supply of infant-toddler care in North Carolina and the impact of COVID-19 on the infant-toddler child care landscape. This report combines a variety of data,

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Logan Jackson

Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day 2022

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed today, Friday, May 6, 2022, to be Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. At Child Care Services Association, we believe that all children should have equitable access to affordable, high-quality early care and education to lay the foundation for successful life outcomes and that it all

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