Resources - Take Action!
For the latest public policy campaigns visit: Child Care Aware of America or the Early Care and Learning Council.
Child Care Aware Parent Network
Child Care Aware Parent Network was developed as an initiative of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in order to engage parents in our efforts to actively communicate with legislators to create a national agenda for child care. Parents can help bring child care to the forefront of the nation’s plan and create new perspectives about the priority of children’s issues. As a member, you will receive information on parenting and child care, as well as networking opportunities. Membership is FREE!
Zero To Three Policy Network
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Network promotes good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences for all infants and toddlers. Join the Zero To Three Policy Network to learn how to impact public policy for infants and toddlers. Membership is FREE!
Winning Beginning NY
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning including home visiting, child care and Pre-K. Family Enrichment Network and the CCR&R are members of Winning Beginning NY.
Early Care and Learning Council
Join us in advocating for quality, affordable child care for all New York’s families. Sign up to receive news and information on our Parent Central News and Action Center site. This site is focused on the needs of parents, grandparents or anyone involved with raising and/or caring for young children. An easy-to-use tool to immediately connect with lawmakers to express your support for or opposition to budget initiatives, legislation or policies is also available through the Parent Central News and Action Center.
Prevent Child Abuse New York
Prevent Child Abuse New York is the only statewide, nonprofit organization in New York dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Stay current with the latest in child abuse prevention news and events, and to have a voice in shaping the laws and policies that affect our state's and nation's children and families.
Child Care Aware of America
Child Care Aware of America (formerly NACCRRA) issues public policy reports and data. You can get involved with advocacy campaigns and join the action center.
High Cost of Childcare
Child Care Aware of America's 2016 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, summarizes the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families' child care options. This year's report continues to expose child care as one of the most significant expenses in a family budget, often exceeding the cost of housing, college tuition, transportation or food.
View the report and other child care resources at http://usa.childcareaware.org/costofcare