Raise Your Hand for Child Care


Raise Your Hand Webinar Series
(Participation certificates are not offered for these webinars)

Child Care Aware® of America's Raise Your Hand webinar series is a five-month journey that will raise awareness about federal and state opportunities to support child care, connect participants with content experts, and promote meaningful action to get the job done. These 45-minute leadership presentations will inspire parents, professionals and communities to RAISE their hand in support of a strong start for all children. We are excited to host experts from the field through this series so be sure to sign up today. Join the Raise Your Hand for Child Care conversation on Twitter using #RYH4ChildCare.


On February 19, 2014, Child Care Aware® of America hosted a live Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)Twitter Chat from 12-1pm ET to conclude our Raise Your Hand for Child Care Webinar series.  The Raise Your Hand series brought together coalition partners of early childhood advocates in the country, consisting of national organizations that fight for early learning policy daily.  This Reddit AMA/Twitter Chat allowed everyone to ask questions about early childhood policy, the child care subsidy system, the Preschool for All movement, and what it's like being an advocate/national organization in Washington, DC. 

To view the Reddit AMA, click here.

October: Raise Awareness

Federal Budget 101: Budgets, Deficits, Sequestration and Shutdowns
Hosted by Stephanie Monroe, Child Care Aware® of America, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Child Care Aware of America

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Early Learning Polling: Making the Case for Early Education
Hosted by Kris Perry and Catriona Macdonald, First Five Years Fund, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Grow America Stronger with Quality Early Childhood Education

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November: Raise Quality
Hosted by Gerrit Westervelt, BUILD Initiative, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET
View presentation slides.
Headstart/ Early Head Start and Child Care Partnerships
Hosted by Tommy Sheridan, National Head Start Association, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12 p.m. (noon) ET
December: Raise the Bar
Hosted by Maria Mayoral, ZERO TO THREE, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET
January: Raise a Brighter Future
Hosted by Helen Blank, National Women's Law Center, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET

View Presentation Slides here.

Hosted by Billie Young, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Sheila Smith, National Center for Children and Poverty, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET

View the slides here.


To view our archived webinars, please visit us on YouTube.