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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:42:04 -0500
From:      "Nancy Cook" <nancy.cook@usa.childcareaware.org>
To:        gnome@freebsd.org
Subject:   Important Updates for 2015!
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E-News for Jan 14 &ndash; Important Updates for 2015!



Happy New Year!

Landmark Legislation Deserves a Landmark Reason to Renew Your 
Membership or Join Today!

Welcome to the first issue of E-News for 2015! This past year was a 
historic one for providers and families across the country as we 
celebrated the passage of reauthorization of the Child Care and 
Development Block Grant for only the second time since its original 
passage 24 years ago in 1990. In honor of this momentous occasion, 
Child Care Aware&reg; of America is offering 24% off your 2015 
dues!



There&rsquo;s never been a more important time than today to come 
together and reaffirm your commitment to supporting safe, high quality 
and affordable child care for all families. Watch your mail for your 
opportunity to sign up/renew your membership and save 24%!



Share Your Opinions for a Chance to Win FREE Membership for One Year!

The deadline is approaching! In our ongoing effort to ensure we are 
providing valuable and timely information on our key initiatives, 
programs and services, research and policy updates, publications, and 
child care news of interest - we ask you to complete our brief 
communications survey by January 15.

All participants will be entered to win a complimentary 2015 membership 
from Child Care Aware&reg;of America.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete: 
http://capwiz.com/naccrra/utr/1/OROQUFKKAR/IJXUUFKKAX/10672327146



New Child Care Aware&reg;of America Web Site!

There&rsquo;s a lot going on behind the scenes 
atwww.usa.childcareaware.org. We&rsquo;re building a new web site 
designed to provide you with easier access to a wealth of valuable 
information and the latest news about child care issues and 
initiatives. The new web site will be mobile-friendly and will 
incorporate best practices in web design and functionality.



Annual Meeting - Save the Date

March 29 &ndash; April 2, 2015 &ndash; Washington, DC

Child Care Aware&reg;of America is pleased to partner with the 
National Head Start Association (NHSA) and host our annual meeting in 
coordination with theirAnnual Head Start Conference and Expo. Plans are 
underway to offer a number of informative sessions on public policy and 
membership issues, with topics to include; CCR&Rs, partnerships, 
emergency response and CCDBG implementation.

More details and registration information for this important meeting 
will be coming soon!



PEEP and the Big Wide World &ndash; FREE STEM Resources

Child Care Aware&reg;of America is proud to partner with PEEP and 
the Big Wide World and share their free bilingual STEM resources for 
home-based and center-based providers, as well as families, at 
http://capwiz.com/naccrra/utr/1/OROQUFKKAR/BFKGUFKKAY/10672327146/.

PEEP will be hosting a free webinar featuring PEEP advisor, Dr. Karen 
Worth, and would like to invite all training professionals to 
attend.peep_email_center.html



Let&rsquo;s Move! Child Care Call for Nominations

Let&rsquo;s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is excited to announce a call 
for nominations for child care and early education centers and homes 
who are participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) 
and primarily serve children 0-5 years of age; CACFP sponsoring 
agencies; and State CACFP agencies who are making outstanding efforts 
to improve child nutrition programs that promote young 
children&rsquo;s health and prevent childhood obesity. The top 
nominees and their efforts will be recognized and showcased at an LMCC 
Recognition Event at the 2015 National CACFP Sponsors Association 
Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. To make a nomination for this special 
recognition and see the selection criteria, go 
to:http://capwiz.com/naccrra/utr/1/OROQUFKKAR/OBWTUFKKAZ/10672327146









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