OAA Aging Services Network OAA Aging Network Organizations. National Association of State Units on Aging The child care component and the adult day care component of CACFP may be http://www.fiu.edu/~nutreldr/Aging_Network/aging_network.htm
Extractions: Older Americans Act Aging Services Network The National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (Center) works closely with agencies and organizations that administer or provide nutrition services and/or funds to serve older adults. This section provides a brief description of the agencies and programs that provide assistance. The Older Americans Act (OAA) established the AoA under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AoA is the federal focal point and advocacy agency for older persons, as mandated by the OAA, and administers most OAA programs at the federal level. These programs provide assistance to older persons and their caregivers, as well as critical support services, such as nutrition and transportation, for older persons at risk of being prematurely or unnecessarily institutionalized. AoA Document Index Older Americans Nutrition Program (OANP) The OANP provides grants to support nutrition services to older people throughout the country. The OANP, authorized under Title III, Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging, and Title VI, Grants for Native Americans, under the Older Americans Act, is intended to improve the dietary intakes of participants and to offer participants opportunities to form new friendships and to create informal support networks. Through Title III, grants are provided to the aging network which is made up of the 57 State Units on Aging (SUA's) and their 655 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA's) and through Title VI, to 221 Tribal Organizations, representing American Indian, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, to promote the delivery of nutrition services in local communities.
Extractions: To help you keep abreast of postdoc offices, programs, and associations and to direct you to important contact information, we have created a one-of-a-kind database. In addition to links to the postdoc organizations themselves, you'll also find links to contacts, policies, programs, and related PDN and Next Wave articles. Keep in mind, that some policies, guidelines, and handbooks will contain title, status, salary, and benefit information. Want to tell us about your new association or office? Or add your organization to the database? Then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Last updated May 28, 2004 Institution Program/Policies Postdoctoral Association Adelaide University, Australia No Postdoc Office
Extractions: Provides referrals to regulated child care homes, preschools, and licensed centers Refers to appropriate resources for in-home and sick child care services Provides information regarding current state regulations Provides resources on choosing quality child care Provides one-on-one follow-up until child care selection is completed and parent is satisfied Provides on-site workshops for employees regarding child-related topics Provides additional parent referrals to child care businesses/programs How CCRN Assists Employers Assists their employees in locating regulated child care Helps to reduce child care related employee absenteeism Provides for a more stable working environment Helps employees take the focus off unsettled child care issues and put the focus back on work For more information about the Child Care Resource Network, please contact:
Extractions: Blacksburg, Virginia Method Thirty-six family child care providers from northern Virginia were recruited by Extension Home Economists to participate in a child care provider training program. Demographic information about the providers' educational levels, number of years experience as a family child care provider, total years of formal education, extent of child care training, licensure status, and membership in professional associations was collected. Special efforts were made to locate family child care providers who were also members of professional or support organizations. Professional affiliation was defined as membership in a local affiliate of a nationally recognized child care and development organization or as membership in a locally organized family child care association that was part of a state organizational structure. Family child care providers were paired with University Extension educators, each working with two to four providers. The Extension educator and the provider agreed to a training schedule and method of learning. Then over a three-month period, training was conducted. Some providers were involved exclusively in self-study readings with optional access to videotapes and audiotapes. Other providers received home visits benefitting from conversations with the trainer, resource materials that were delivered and discussed, and subtle demonstrations of appropriate adult-child interactions by the trainer with the children in care.
Extractions: CRCC Faith-Based Child Care Over 25% of licensed child care centers in California are faith-based. That is why they are attracting the attention of policy makers who are addressing the state's growing need for child care, especially in low-income areas. Led by the California Council of Churches, faith communities are developing strategies for expanding the supply of affordable, high quality child care. Their efforts are being financed by the Packard Foundation and by First 5 LA. Los Angeles County Faith-Based Child Care Network NEW! Here is the California Council of Churches study guide, designed to help congregations understand proposals to create Universal Preschool in California.(PDF) IMPORTANT! Here are dates and places where the California Council of Churches will train facilitators from congregations to use its new study guide Bill supporting universal preschool is introduced in California state legislature For general information about the Universal Preschool movement in California, this is a must-see site. ... click here. Child Care Resources
Extractions: document.write(randomQuote); It is part of the mission of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in Massachusetts to provide opportunities for low-income families to become self sufficient. In order for low-income families to work or to participate in education and training programs, they must have access to quality and affordable child care. Recognizing the importance of child care, Community Action Agencies have become major providers of child care and early education programs throughout the Commonwealth. A recent survey conducted by the Massachusetts Community Action Program Association (MASSCAP), which represents the 25 CAAs in Massachusetts, concludes that CAAs administer over $142 million in child care funding. This includes: Accessibility And Flexibility Are Attributes Of The CAA Child Care Network Affordability Is a Must Child care is always discussed as a major barrier to employment for all families. This barrier increases with low income families because of the high cost of child care. Community Action Agencies provide comprehensive affordable subsidized child care to the most vulnerable families in the state. The lack of such care is often the cause for families to slide back onto the welfare rolls while the working poor struggle to make ends meet. Unsubsidized quality care averages $5,000 to $8,000 per year per child, an amount equal to 40% - 50% of the income of a family just above the poverty line.
Extractions: Entire CCB Site Current Policy Docs All Policy Docs Return to: Main Technical Assistance Page or Previous Page A printer-friendly version of this page is available in Word. The Child Care Bureau developed the Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN) to support work of States, Territories, and Tribes administering the Child Care and Development Fund. CONTRACTOR PHONE The Afterschool Investments project provides technical assistance to support program development and administration on issues related to afterschool initiatives. The project produces and disseminates information, tools, and materials for supporting and sustaining programs and creating successful partnerships between CCDF grantees and the many other public and private sector partners responsible for improving after-school opportunities in the States. The contractors are The Finance Project in partnership with the National Governors Association.
Child Care Links National Association for Family child care The Association s focus is to National Network For child care The Network unites the expertise of many of the http://lifework.arizona.edu/cc/links/
Extractions: @import url(http://lifework.arizona.edu/styles/new.css); /*IE and NN6x styles*/ The embedded script adds a redundant navigation tool for some browsers. The results of this script are not needed to access information. Listed below are web sites featuring educational, research, and informational resources on a variety of child care, health and safety and parenting topics. The summary descriptions have been attained directly from the individual web sites. Web sites are intended to serve as reference tools and are not endorsements of products or diagnostic resources. The content and external links of these web sites are subject to change. Go Directly To:
Family Care Association Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria Since 1995, Family care Association (FCAN) has collaborated with Nigerian Warri Family care firmly believes in the proverb, Train a child in the way he http://www.familycare.org/network/f03.htm
Extractions: Joshua Kempeneer, Rima Parker Contact Info: email@example.com Family Care Association Nigeria (FCAN) is committed to helping disadvantaged individuals and families. Registered as a legal entity with the Nigerian Corporate Commission, FCAN has a variety of national programs designed to help the whole person: Free medical care to rural areas , including immunization programs Vocational training for handicapped children and adults;
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting? Use the questions below to find out how well your childcare setting assists children with National Education Association Health Information Network; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/asthma/chc_chk.htm
Extractions: Checklist Children with asthma need proper support in child-care settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Use the questions below to find out how well your child-care setting assists children with asthma: Yes No Is the child-care setting free of tobacco smoke at all times? Yes No Is there good ventilation in the child-care setting? Are allergens and irritants that can make asthma worse reduced or eliminated? Check if any of the following are present: Cockroaches Dust mites (commonly found in humid climates in pillows, carpets, upholstery, and stuffed toys) Mold Pets with fur or feathers Strong odors or fumes from art and craft supplies, pesticides, paint, perfumes, air fresheners, and cleaning chemicals Yes No Is there a medical or nursing consultant available to help child-care staff write policy and guidelines for managing medications in the child-care setting, reducing allergens and irritants, promoting safe physical activities, and planning field trips for students with asthma?
Extractions: Opportunities for Professional Development Introduction Ongoing Series Credit Key Annual Training Requirements ... Registration This calendar contains a definitive listing of trainings offered from January 2005 June 2005. (Remember that there are no classes offered during the summer.) You may register for any of these now, and we encourage you to do so before January 15th. Pre-registration for all sessions is required and early registration is suggested, as many sessions will fill quickly. There are several categories of training options: Courses are multi-part, long-term trainings. They are designed to meet the needs of Vermont licensing requirements, CDA self study and the new Northern Lights system. Journaling and homework are required, along with a final project.
4Cs Web Links California child care Resource and Referral Network National Association of child care and Referral Agencies 4Cs Santa Clara County Trustline http://www.thecouncil.net/links.html
Extractions: The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services. National Network for Childcare The National Network for Child Care (NNCC) unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. NNCC's goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land-grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. NNCC networks with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children. National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA)
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Pennsylvania Child Care Association PACCA is a valuable network for all child care providers and serves as an information Pennsylvania child care Association 2300 Vartan Way Suite 103 http://www.pacca.org/Membership/membership_info.htm
Extractions: Join PACCA As the only state-wide organization specifically dedicated to child care professionals in Pennsylvania, PACCA can represent the field in Harrisburg while providing a variety of information, networking, and educational opportunities that meet your particular needs. Because Provider membership is by organization, all of your staff can take advantage of PACCAs member services at the member rate. PACCA provides a variety of products and services to its members, while advocating to improve quality and professionalism for the field as a whole. Public Policy Information and Representation PACCA keeps its members informed on state and federal policy and legislation that affects child care. PACCA also represents its members on public and private work groups, task forces, and committees addressing child care. PACCA works with the PA Dept of Public Welfare, Department of Education and the Administration to address issues affecting child care providers such as subsidy rates policy, professional development, pre-k in PA, Keystone STARS and other quality improvement initiatives, and emergency preparedness Public Policy section on PACCAs website which includes federal and state issues overview, PACCA position papers and a PA legislators scorecard