Public Policy

We provide the latest advocacies and public policies by the United States made for children’s health and safety to raise childcare awareness.

The Importance of the ESSA Law of the United States to Childcare

It was in the December of 2015 that President Obama signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), a law that replaced the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act. With that said, it reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education in the United States and it’s the main K-12 Curriculum for the country.

What is it for?

At first glance, you may think that it has nothing to do with daycare. However, that’s where you’re wrong. The purpose of the ESSA is to cater to the needs of all types of children, even those with disabilities or other types of difficulties.

The highlights of the curriculum, though, is that it tailors to the needs of those that have undergone childcare programs in the past. Here are some of the types that the ESSA focuses on Minorities; Students experiencing poverty; Special education benefactors; Students with little to no knowledge about the English language.

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The ESSA Act also takes into account the special needs of other children. With that said, different states are allowed to hold their own special curriculum or programs. In turn, parents will have the option to opt for these programs, which may cater to their children’s special needs.

There are many requirements for the states of the US regarding the ESSA Act. However, the ones mentioned above are the ones that should be prioritized by both advocates and students.

In short, ESSA strives to provide funding to literacy programs to encourage them to innovate their teaching methods.

School Accountability

The ESSA requires states to focus on how to measure school performance. There are many factors that they can choose from but ultimately, there are five required factors.

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The first four are already given. It includes Academic Achievement, English Language Proficiency, High School Graduation Rates, and Academic Progress. States can pick from different factors for the fifth, but most of them choose to rely on Kindergarten readiness for childcare.

The ESSA is a law that practices the measurement of performance of students. It also helps kids learn more during the process which may help parents save money for childcare.

Parent Advocate Informs Families About Safe Outdoor Play Spaces

There’s no denying that children love to play outside. It’s a special environment that allows for various unique experiences to be encountered by your kids. However, such a special environment needs special treatment as well.

Here are just some tips given by parents that have kids suffering from lack of treatment for health and safety.

These parents have extended their hands to help other families to maintain family peace by ensuring that their children are educated with proper safety tips.

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Child Care Outdoor Safety

First of all, never let your children leave child care without anyone’ notice or alone. You should also keep them from going to the side of the streets, alone or not. If they have something to do there, a toy rolled over to the area, for example, inform them that they should tell someone to get it for them, which should always be an adult.

Setting Up Outdoor Play Spaces

Before letting your children play outside, you should first make sure if it’s safe without you there. That said, install fences anywhere you think your kids shouldn’t touch. Electrical appliances for example, or things that involve chemical since it may cause an accidental fire. You should also lock garages, and places that are full of tools not suitable for children.

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Safety with Outdoor Toys

When children go outside, they tend to look for tricycle or bicycle toys. If this is the case, make sure they wear safety equipment such as helmets, even if the one they’re riding on are toys. You should also consider that there are safety straps made for this situation.

For parents aiming to maintain family peace, there’s no better way to do it by being cautious of the dangers of outdoor play spaces. Remember that education programs do not teach this, so it’s your duty to do so to your children.