Tag: child care

Children’s Action Alliance — Federal Funding could help looming workforce shortage crisis in child care

| April 13, 2021
Children’s Action Alliance — Federal Funding could help looming workforce shortage crisis in child care

In mid-March, Congress passed the American Recovery Act (ARA).  The legislation was the latest in a string of COVID relief bills intended to assist families, businesses, and communities through the pandemic.  The Act set aside $39 billion to help the child care system which has struggled to remain afloat for the past year. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) recently released its estimates for how much child care funding will come to each state to help the damaged child care system. Arizona’s share is expected to be just under $1 billion.  The full estimates are included HERE.  

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First Things First — An Uncertain Future For Child Care 

| August 18, 2020
First Things First — An Uncertain Future For Child Care 

A reported 34% of child care providers remain closed since the pandemic began. Many families will depend on child care to be able to return to work, without it, experts fear the state’s economic recovery is in jeopardy.

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Children’s Action Alliance opinion — State Lawmakers Must Act Soon to Save the Child Care Sector

| August 4, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance opinion — State Lawmakers Must Act Soon to Save the Child Care Sector

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is threatening to put the majority of Arizona’s child care providers out of business. Approximately 50 percent of programs across the state are at least temporarily closed. Centers that are open serve considerably less children than before the crisis. A recent survey of Arizona providers showed that the number of children attending most programs has been cut in half. These programs may be serving less children, due to the health and safety guidelines put forth by state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Childcare Resources for Essential Public Sector Employees

| April 7, 2020
Childcare Resources for Essential Public Sector Employees

Arizona’s front line workers play a critical role in the response to COVID-19. To ensure Arizona’s first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector employees have the support they need to continue combatting COVID-19, the Governor’s office has partnered with local child care providers, nonprofit, education, and faith-based organizations to offer child care through Arizona Enrichment Centers.

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Child Care Basics for Youth

| June 10, 2018
Child Care Basics for Youth

In this class you will learn activities to do with children of different ages, to promote language and reading with young children, care basics of feeding, diapering and sleeping, keeping children healthy and safe while caring for them, and responsibilities when you are providing care.

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Child Care Basics for Youth

| June 3, 2018
Child Care Basics for Youth

In this class you will learn activities to do with children of different ages, to promote language and reading with young children, care basics of feeding, diapering and sleeping, keeping children healthy and safe while caring for them, and responsibilities when you are providing care.

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Child Care Basics for Youth

| April 1, 2018
Child Care Basics for Youth

In this class you will learn activities to do with children of different ages, to promote language and reading with young children, care basics of feeding, diapering and sleeping, keeping children healthy and safe while caring for them, and responsibilities when you are providing care.

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Child Care Basics for Youth

| March 25, 2018
Child Care Basics for Youth

In this class you will learn activities to do with children of different ages, to promote language and reading with young children, care basics of feeding, diapering and sleeping, keeping children healthy and safe while caring for them, and responsibilities when you are providing care.

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Child Care Basics for Youth

| March 18, 2018
Child Care Basics for Youth

In this class you will learn activities to do with children of different ages, to promote language and reading with young children, care basics of feeding, diapering and sleeping, keeping children healthy and safe while caring for them, and responsibilities when you are providing care.

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Child Care Basics for Youth

| March 10, 2018
Child Care Basics for Youth

In this class you will learn activities to do with children of different ages, to promote language and reading with young children, care basics of feeding, diapering and sleeping, keeping children healthy and safe while caring for them, and responsibilities when you are providing care.

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