Current Advocacy Messages and Agendas
CPC-ACCR is a member of the Early Care and Learning Council (NYS) and Child Care Aware® of America (National). Thus we support the policy and advocacy messages and agendas that these two organizations set forth.
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 agencies (CCR&Rs) 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.
Early Care and Learning Council 2012 Public Policy Agenda in Brief
The Early Care and Learning Council believes that investments in early childhood have both short and long term economic benefits for our state, its families, and current and future workforce.
See the 2012 Early Care and Learning Council Public Policy Agenda
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
The poor state of the economy is hurting millions of Americans. Working families with children depend on child care to get and keep a job. More than 11 million children under age 5 are in the care of someone other than their mother. Millions more school age children are in after-school programs. Child care often is difficult to find, especially for infants and toddlers. It is challenging to afford and of questionable quality. NACCRRA’s public policy agenda is both grassroots-inspired and research-based. NACCRRA recommends that Congress; reauthorize and strengthen Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), increase the CCDBG quality set-aside, require accountability for CCDBG funds, ensure affordable child care for families, strengthen rural child care, limit potentially unsafe license-exempt care, and make child care part of disaster planning.
;See the 2011 NACCRRA Public Policy Agenda
NACCRRA’s Legislative Action Center
NACCRRA’s comprehensive list of advocacy tools and resources including featured alerts and campaigns.