Public Policy Agenda & Advocacy Resources
Here are some helpful resources and links for several additional policy topics related to child care.
Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.
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.
Tool Kit Basics (PDFs):
- How to Begin a Child Care Parent Advocacy Network in Your State
- Facebook: Create a Page
- Social Networking Site Overview
- Sample Letter to Congress
- Sample Letter to the Editor
- Town Hall Meeting Tips
The Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care at the Administration for Children and Families supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children’s learning by improving the quality of early care and education and after school programs.
- Using the information collected on the reports submitted by states, tribes and territories, OCC is able to put together data on various CCDF topics, such as the average monthly percentages of children in care by age group, the percentage of children served by type of care and the child care co-payment as a percent of monthly income. This data is further broken down by state/territory.
Capitol Connection Newsletter
Child Care Aware® of America provides updates to keep all interested in early childhood policies aware of the latest information.Subscribe