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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| August 3, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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Books for Babies … and Toddlers, Too!

| August 3, 2015
Books for Babies … and Toddlers, Too!

Southwest Human Development has launched a unique early literacy project called Books for Babies … and Toddlers Too! The project’s cornerstone is a children’s book writing contest that is now accepting manuscript submissions of 600 words or less. You do the writing and Southwest Human Development will hire the illustrator, do the editing, layout and print the book!

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Child Welfare News

| August 3, 2015
Child Welfare News

The Department of Child Welfare released its Strategic Plan yesterday. It outlines five goals. They include….

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CAA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

| August 3, 2015
CAA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Arizona has many reasons to celebrate the program. Over the past 50 years, Medicaid has ensured that Arizona children have access to quality health care when they need it.

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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| July 29, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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Books for Babies … and Toddlers, Too!

| July 27, 2015
Books for Babies … and Toddlers, Too!

Southwest Human Development has launched a unique early literacy project called Books for Babies … and Toddlers Too! The project’s cornerstone is a children’s book writing contest that is now accepting manuscript submissions of 600 words or less. You do the writing and Southwest Human Development will hire the illustrator, do the editing, layout and print the book!

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Swim Safe Arizona!

| July 27, 2015
Swim Safe Arizona!

Swimming has many health benefits , but it’s important to practice safe swimming in order to avoid injury or illness. Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by swallowing water or breathing in mists from contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, water parks, lakes, rivers or oceans. Read more for tips on safe swimming!

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First Things First’s Top 10 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

| July 20, 2015
First Things First’s Top 10 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

Summertime is a great opportunity to help kids prepare for their first day of kindergarten. Find out the top 10 things you can do to support your child.

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Safe Sleep Tips for Your Baby!

| July 20, 2015
Safe Sleep Tips for Your Baby!

Lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by ensuring your baby has a safe sleeping environment. To see what a safe sleep environment looks like, click HERE

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New Report Recommendations on DCS

| July 13, 2015
New Report Recommendations on DCS

Last week the Arizona Auditor General released an independent review of the Department of Child Safety. Keep reading to see the variety of actions the report recommends going forward.

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