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2017 Child Care Aware® of America Policy Summit

April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm


The Child Care Aware® of America Policy Summit is an event addressing policy, practice, and the future of the early childhood field. The Policy Summit will engage professionals in the field and our Child Care Works grassroots advocates and provide information on policy that informs, educates, and assists attendees in building their policy strategies.

Sessions will cover action items around discussing public policy as well as legislation and regulations with policymakers across the local, state, and federal levels. Finally, the Policy Summit will include our annual Day on the Hill event, giving child care advocates an opportunity to put the skills they have learned into action, meet with their Congressional representatives, and position child care initiatives at the forefront of the political conversation.

We are pleased to announce that Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out, will be the opening plenary speaker. Mr. Schmitz will share his insight and expertise on how EVERYONE in their community is a leader in their own way, and how these leaders have a huge impact on social change. He is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up and has been named three separate times to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. Find out more about Paul.


April 23 @ 8:00 am
April 25 @ 5:00 pm


Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20001 United States
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