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Child Care

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Administration for Children and Families: Child Care Bureau
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Dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability and availability of child care for all families. The Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training.

Child and Adult Care Food Program
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Provides nutritious meals to 2.6 million children and 74,000 adults who receive day care outside of their homes.

Child Care Law Center
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Uses legal tools to foster the development of quality, affordable child care – for every child, every parent, every community. CCLC works to expand child care options, particularly for low-income families, and to ensure that children are safe and nurtured in care outside the home.

Head Start
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Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs that serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.

Healthy Meals Resource System
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Provides you with recipes, resources and information on food safety and preparing nutritious meals. Daycare providers who participate in CACFP and receive reimbursement for meals served will find the information useful.

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A Web site with extensive content regarding children’s health issues for parents, kids, and teens.

NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children
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Information on child care standards.

National Association for Family Child Care
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Provides technical assistance to family child-care associations. This assistance is provided through developing leadership and professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and by promoting quality and professionalism through NAFCC's Family Child Care Accreditation.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
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A network of community-based child-care resource and referral agencies that gives voice to the child-care needs of families and communities. It offers many services to early childhood professionals and public policy makers, including publications, conferences and software.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
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Promotes health and safety in out-of-home child-care settings throughout the nation.


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