Welcome to the Child Care Aware Family Network, a community of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and advocates dedicated to improving the quality of child care for all children. Please join us and take action –
Family Advocacy Summit 2014
Educate, Engage, Equip and Empower
Child Care Aware® of America invites you to apply to be a Family Advocate during our upcoming Summit on child care in Arlington, VA on September 29 & 30, 2014. The summit will primarily take place at our offices located at 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA, 11th and on Capitol Hill. Family leaders are the key voice for the campaign to strengthen the quality of child care, and to ensure that all families may access affordable, safe care that promotes the healthy development of children. For years, Child Care Aware® of America has sponsored parents and family members to Washington, D.C. and share their personal experiences of why quality child care is so important to working families. The voices of working families have been a critical part of changing America’s child care policies. We have already seen significant change in the right direction as evidenced by the proposed rule on Child Care Development fund introduced by the Office of Child Care (OCC), and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) passed in the Senate in March.
The Fall Advocacy Summit will consist of educational workshops, engaging and interactive advocacy trainings, and coordinated visits to federal and congressional offices. Participants will be equipped with advocacy skills and given opportunities to learn from policy leaders about the current child care landscape. We will develop goals for our next policy agenda and learn how to empower communities to stand up for quality child care.
If you are interested in participating, fill out the appropriate application found below. Applications are due by Thursday August 14, 2014.
Additional Ways to Engage in Family Advocacy:
As families, you are the consumers of child care and that can have many elements of challenge from quality, safety, affordability, flexibility…and much, much more. Join us – together we can make a difference!