As I began to educate myself on what I had signed up for as a parent advocate at the Family Advocacy Summit, I soon realized the connections to the local community. I learned that Child Care Aware® of America is the national organization that supports each stateеs local Child Care Resource and Referral, in addition to other programs. Quickly, I began to make connections between legislation and policies at the national level and the tremendous impact they have on families through the following areas: 1) Tax Credit Legislation, 2) Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), 3) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and 4) Early Head Start а Child Care Partnerships. Being a CPA, I was drawn to gaining a better understanding of proposed tax credits in addition to the budget and appropriation process. As both a parent and a CPA, I was officially intrigued.