- the policy changes
- federal and state budgets
- what we need to do to effectuate positive change in child care
- reports like cost of child care, state licensing policies, disaster preparedness
- and more
This morning I opened my weekly email and learned that:
- Child Care Aware has partnered with Parents magazine to raise awareness of a parent’s dilemma in finding quality and affordable child care.
- Child Care Aware of America has a new “disaster resources” page on their website to help parents and child care professionals find tools such as damage assessment tools, federal agency assistance and also address mental health for children and families.
- Child Care Aware of America has a free webinar every week called their “Lunch and Learn” series. This week the topic is about their new policy section of the website. It has been remodeled and we get to have a walk through. I am definitely attending this one! Excited to learn how to access all of the information about our child care industry
- We can learn about how the outcome of the elections may or may not affect child care. There is a recorded lunch and learn we can watch about it or read a one page summary.
- One of my favorites and has been an informant for the state of the budget in general is the “Congressional Budget Watch.” A few paragraphs about what congress is discussing and how that may or may not affect child care.
- I also learned some news in the states such as the Feds going after Colorado Child Care Wage Violations or in Vermont there are still providers that are divided on the child care union.
- Links to letters to congress so we can easily advocate for our children and our businesses
- And EVEN MORE policy information!
Child Care Aware of America is THE newsletter to subscribe to for child care policy information. These policies affect all of us, as parents and child care providers (family and centers). We should all be aware of what is being considered and determine what policies, if any, we want to advocate for.