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The Association for Supportive Child Care Receives Multiple Awards to Help Struggling Home-Based Caregivers and Child Care Centers

By Jacqueline Cruz | May 19, 2020
PHOENIX (May 19, 2020) – The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) has been awarded $100,000 to establish a regional emergency fund to provide relief grants to non-licensed home-based child care providers by Home Grown, a national collaborative of funders committed to improving the quality of and access to home-based child care. ASCC is partnering with Arizona’s Children Association, the United Way of Pinal County, and Child Care Resource & Referral – Arizona, a program of Child & Family Resources, to distribute cash gift cards to family, friend and neighbor home based child care providers across the State of Arizona.  ASCC… View Article Read More

Coronavirus: Prevention Not Panic

By Jacqueline Cruz | March 3, 2020
The first thing to do is educate yourself. The vast majority of cases are going to be mild, and people are going to recover just like they do from a cold or flu-like illness, experts say. While researchers are still learning about the new coronavirus, most people sickened by it appear to not get all that ill. Those most at-risk for severe symptoms include senior citizens and/or people with underlying medical conditions, such as cardiovascular or lung disease, cancer or diabetes. As of 3/03/2020, there has been no community spread of the virus in Maricopa County. There is currently 1… View Article Read More

ASCC Receives $744,000 Multi-Year Parsons Grant

By Jacqueline Cruz | January 16, 2020
The Association For Supportive Child Care Receives Substantial Grant From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation To Help Prepare More Children For School PHOENIX (January 16, 2020) – The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) has been awarded a $744,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to deliver its Play & Learn series across Maricopa County. The program provides training and support for non-licensed childcare providers – like neighborhood babysitters and family members – where 60 percent of children in Arizona spend their early and most formative years. Children in these settings often arrive at kindergarten less prepared… View Article Read More