CHILD CARE RESOURCES

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New Jersey women plead guilty to encouraging kids in daycare 'fight club'
"Erica Kenny and Chanese White were charged with fourth-degree child abuse after students at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford were seen on Snapchat videos last year shoving and hitting each other with the encouragement of the so-called adults."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 15, 2016.

After baby's death, day care owner hid 14 children
"Deputies who responded to day care facility about a report of an unresponsive 3-month-old baby say they found a woman hiding 14 children in a downstairs room in her home, an unsupervised toddler in the back yard, and a loaded gun and alcohol accessible to the children in her care."
www.wyff4.com, March 11, 2014.

California puts limited information on daycare facilities online
"After years of delay, California parents can now find out online some of what the state knows about the facilities that care for their children."
Center for Investigative Reporting Online, June 16, 2014.

Criminals Profit From Iowa Daycare System
Quad-City Times, February 10, 2002

Regulators Want New Way of Counting Children in Day Care
The Kansas City Star, July 7, 2002

Daycare.com's State Licensing Standards
State by state listing of licensing standards for home-based child care.

New Laws Designed to Protect Children, Elderly From Abuse
The Telegraph, July 23, 2001

States Lacking in SIDS Precautions in Day Care
The Associated Press, May 7, 2001

Newsday's Day Care Investigation
Newsday, 1999

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In Good Hands
In Good Hands is a book about the importance of safe day care. It's also the story of one family day care that parents loved even after a baby died.
This is also a book filled with answers. It offers a wealth of advice from experts who urge parents not to assume that their job is done after they select a facility. That's when the real work begins.
In Good Hands Kindle Edition on Amazon.com

Child Care Aware
1515 N. Courthouse Road, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-341-4100
Fax: 703-341-4101
www.naccrra.org/
"Child Care Aware of America is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families."

Childcare Resource Unit of Canada
Centre for Urban & Community Studies
University of Toronto
455 Spadina Avenue, Room 305
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5S 2G8
Phone: (416) 978-6895
www.childcarecanada.org

Child Welfare League of America – Daycare
440 First Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Phone: (202) 638-2952
www.cwla.org/programs/daycare/

Children's Defense Fund
25 "E" Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 628-8787
www.childrensdefense.org/policy-priorities/early-childhood-education-care/
Fact Sheets, guidelines for parents, information on the Head Start, Fair Start, and Healthy Start programs.

Find Child Care — California
Child Care Research & Referral Network
Phone: 1-800-KIDS-593
www.rrnetwork.org/find_child_care
Find your local Child Care R&R Network with clickable map of California.

Office of Child Care
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ
Health and safety info, child development info, sections on infant and toddler care, after–school care, tribal and reservation child care resources, how to choose quality care, state–by–state list of child care regulatory organizations, information clearinghouse.

National Network for Child Care
Iowa State University Extension
56 LeBaron Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: (515) 294-5906

YMCA of the USA
101 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 977-0031
www.ymca.net/child-care
Information on the YMCA of the USA's child care programs.

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