Urge Your Senators to Reauthorize CCDBG

Today, the Senate will begin consideration of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant. Don’t Wait! The opportunity to raise the quality of child care in this country is now and your Senators need to hear from you.

Time is Running Out to Contact Your Senator

Over 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care arrangement every week. Standards for child care vary by state. Unfortunately, many states are doing little to protect the health and safety of children in child care or to promote school readiness.

Your Senators need to hear from you. You can help make a difference by telling your Senators to strengthen the Child Care and Development Block Grant as this year’s reauthorization of the CCDBG law is considered.

Children in child care need to be safe and in a setting that promotes their healthy development. Let your Senator know that working parents have enough to worry about and this bill would make child care safer across the country.


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Explaining and Understanding Early Literacy

Over the last decade early literacy has brought a growing consensus on the range of skills that services the foundation for reading and writing ability. In the words of Neuman and Dickinson,”To become a skilled reader, children need a rich language and conceptual knowledge base, a broad and deep vocabulary, and verbal reasoning abilities to understand messages that are conveyed through print.” Basically these two researcher are stating that in order for a child to fully comprehend information being given or seen. They must be able to not only read and comprehend, but also have the ability to write out the information or lesson in their own words. The best time to increase your child’s literacy is from the time a mother is pregnant. She should read to her baby, because little do people know the babies brain is being developed in the wound. After birth this is were the teaching really begins and the child will babble, make sounds, and can understand some language by using non-vebral actions (pointing or banging pots). So let’s move forward and increase the chances of early literacy when it come to the development of our future children.

If this topic struck your interest and you would like to read more, here is the Link: 1-73-1-PB