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Child Care Aware of Virginia is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Director

Position Opening:  Deputy Director Child Care Aware of Virginia (CCAoVA) is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Director. This is a full-time, executive-level position housed in our Richmond-based administrative office. Please see the job description below, noting required skills and expertise.  Deputy Director Job Description Applications must be submitted by email to: kimberlyb@va.childcareaware.org and… Read more »

You Are Your Child’s Favorite Toy

As your child grows and develops, it’s important to continue finding opportunities for the family to play together. Have fun and use the time to bond as a family. In this post, we’ll learn some different activities and games to play with our toddlers and preschoolers to help facilitate learning, development, and strengthening relationships.  Toddler… Read more »

Let’s Play!

Incorporating play into your family routine is another great way to establish strong family connections.   As we learned about in The Power of Play in Brain Development, play helps children develop in several areas, from communication to motor skills to problem solving skills.  Family fun is not limited by age; you can play a… Read more »

Increasing Communication… Strengthening our Families

Once our children get a little older and have mastered their language skills, it’s important that parents start to establish healthy forms of communication. Communication is so important to building positive relationships with our kids, so what are some ways we can work on those skills? In this blog, we’ll explore some ways to increase… Read more »

Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting

By Jessica Dym Bartlett As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about what they are seeing and… Read more »

Communicating throughout Your Child’s Development

Checking in… Before we can communicate with our children, we have to check in with ourselves. Take a moment to read about the different parenting styles and the effects they can have on our children. What’s your parenting style? Consistency, Consistency, Consistency! Once you’ve discovered your parenting style, it’s important to keep everyone on the… Read more »