Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit

The advocacy toolkit is your "one stop shop" for taking action to strengthen child care policies. Today, there are nearly 11 million children under the age of 5 in some type of child care arrangement every week while their parents work.

Make sure you are equipped with the resources necessary to work toward safe, quality, affordable child care for our nation's children. Check back often for new resources.

Tool Kit Basics:

 Advocacy at Work:

Visit our Action Center to check out the latest issue campaigns to strengthen child care.

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Child Care Resource & Referral
Advocacy At Work!


Leadell Ediger, Executive Director

Child Care Aware of Kansas

Testimony  Before the Kansas Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight December 19, 2012

North Carolina

Janet Singerman, President Child Care Resources Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Testimony before the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children, July 2012



New York




Bill Watch:

Pending Bills Related to Affordability, Availability and Quality of Child Care

Introduced in the 113th Congress (2013-2014)

Background Checks:

  • S. 624, the Child Care Protection Act, by Senator Richard Burr
  • H.R. 1925, the Child Care Criminal Background Check Act by Rep. Andre Carson

Early Learning:

  • S. 56, Right Start Child Care and Education Act of 2013, by Senator Boxer
  • S. 322, The Continuum of Learning Act of 2013, by Senator Murray

Parent Education and Quality Child Care:

  • S. 390, the Child Care Act of 2013 by Senator Murray
  • S. 438, the Tax Credit for Early Educators Act by Senator Mark Begich
  • S. 440, the Preparing and Reinvesting in Early Education Act by Senator Mark Begich
  • S. 442, the Child Care Public Private Partnership Act by Senator Mark Begich

Introduced in the 112th Congress and Likely to be re-introduced in the 113th

Background Checks:

  • H.R. 1726, the Care Protection Act by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger
  • H.R. 3829, the CARE for Kids Act by Rep. Gwen Moore

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