Informed Parents Blog

As a leader in quality care and education of young children we at Kids 'R' Kids play an active role in the legislative and regulatory process which impacts the child care industry. We provide a voice to decision makers on behalf of children and families. In addition, Kids 'R' Kids collaborates with child advocates and business leaders from state to state to mandate quality child care standards. We communicate legislative activities and encourage child care professionals and families to be involved. Please follow Elisa Shepherd, Government Relations and Public Policy, regularly to read about the legislative activities impacting young children in your area.

Federal Funds for Early Education
After challenging legislative sessions in many states that cut budgets for both childcare subsidies and prekindergarten programs, the Federal Government is initiating a new budgeting opportunity.  Race to the Top – Early Learning more

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Michelle Obama partners with Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
Time after time, First Ladies of the United States choose to champion causes that impact the well being of our communities. In their roles, they are able to bring national attention to issues such as environmental protection, mental health and more

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Sleeping Safely in Newly Regulated Cribs
Providing a healthy and safe environment is the first priority in caring for young children. The materials and equipment in the classrooms must meet regulated standards to reinforce safety measures. In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission more

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Elisa Shepherd is the Government Relations and Public Policy Consultant at Kids 'R' Kids Corporate Headquarters. She has a national perspective on child care as she has worked as a teacher, administrator, curriculum developer, and teacher educator throughout the United States over the past 25 years.