I have been following the e-Newsletter of ChildCare Aware of America. The issue of May 14, 2014 has some very useful and current news about early childhood. Under the ChildCare Aware Training Academy section, I found a training program called, “CDA Credential Training for Childcare Center”. This is 120 hours online course and I thought this is important information particularly relevant to my current professional development if I decide to open our family childcare center in near future. I could refer this training to others who are interested in working with children.
“Why childcare are so expensive? What are we, or are we not getting from that price?” (Fraga, 2014). I find it little controversial as why people find it is expensive to spend on their children’s education and do not see the positive part of investment on quality education. It is a different story, if the childcare services are not to that level of expenditure. According to Fraga, 2014, “In the end, we all pay the cost for low investment and low quality for our children, even in health care.”
On June 23, 2014 The White House, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Center for American Progress will host a summit on working families with a special focus on women and their families (ChildCare Aware of America, 2014). The purpose of the summit will be to explore ways that business can adapt to support working families and identity working families-friendly initiatives that also benefit business and the American economy (ChildCare Aware of America, 2014). It is exciting to learn about this summit and it made my learning from this week more relevant and understandable. This is perfect example how economists, neuroscientists, or politicians support the early childhood fie
ChildCare Aware of American. (May 14, 2014). Retrieved from http://www.usa.childcareaware.org/news-room/press-releases/2014/5/white-house-announces-summit-on-working-families
Fraga, L, M. (May 5, 2014). Buzz on Early Childhood is good; progress still needed. Child Care Aware of America, eNews. Retrieved from http://earlydirections.usa.childcareaware.org/2014/05/05/buzz-on-early-childhood-is-good-progress-still-needed/