The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. stands for child-care-friendly public policy and development. We are an informational resource and public voice for issues facing New York City’s children and families in diverse communities. To learn more about our public policy and advocacy, please visit our agency’s main website: www.cpc-nyc.org.
CPC-ACCR has held regular meetings with state and city elected officials to address the need for child care in the Asian communities. During April to July 2012, CPC has organized and participated over 10 public rallies and hearings to voice our concerns over New York City Major Bloomberg’s proposal to redirect the funding for early learn programs, more than 3,000 elected officials, business community leaders, community leaders, educators and parents participated in these events. As a result of the advocacy efforts, funding for CPC’s early learn programs have been extended, in turn CPC continues to provide care and education to more than 700 children in our community.
Rational for Public Policy Messages
CPC-ACCRs’ rational for public policy; is a process for making logically sound decisions in policy as a style of behavior that is appropriate to the achievement of our goals. Our goals are to improving the quality of child care in New York City through public policy and community education.
The Use of Messages To Effect Change:
CPC-ACCR uses messages to:
• Support the public policy messages of ECLC and CCAA.
• Let people to know they have access to child care services.
• Support our efforts in providing care for families and their needs.
• Solicit elected officials’ support for funding child care programs.
• Educate the public and elected offal’s on the demand and supply of child care.
Our Steps The Context of Public Policy Are As Follows:
1. Intelligence gathering— data and potential problems and opportunities are identified, collected and analyzed.
2. Identifying problems.
3. Assessing the consequences of all options.
4. Relating consequences to values— with all decisions and policies there will be a set of values which will be more relevant (for example, economic feasibility and environmental protection) and which can be expressed as a set of criteria, against which performance (or consequences) of each option can be judged.
CCAA’s Public Policy Agenda: https://usachildcareaware.site-ym.com/page/Reports_Research
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. https://usachildcareaware.site-ym.com/page/Reports_Research
Campaign for Children http://www.campaignforchildrennyc.com/about-the-campaign
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies http://www.fpwa.org/our-work/policy-advocacy-research/
Reports and Research: Data-Drive Reports http://Mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs
The 2018-2019 Child Care Policy Platform Highlights Critical Role of Nation’s Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies https://usa.childcareaware.org/2018/02/the-2018-2019-child-care-policy-platform-highlights-critical-role-of-nations-child-care-resource-referral-agencies/
Serving Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness https://usa.childcareaware.org/families-programs/helping-children-and-families-experiencing-homelessness/
Early Care and Learning Council Public Policy Agenda at http://www.earlycareandlearning.org/advocacy-1.html
Leaving Children to Chance, A report from Child Care Aware of America at link https://usa.childcareaware.org/advocacy-public-policy/
CPC-ACCR is a member of the Early Care Learning Council (NYS) and Child Care Aware® of America (National).
Chinese-American Planning Council-Asian Child Care Resource & Referral
www.childcare.org for a complete listing of CPC-ACCR contact information and an on-line contact form.
www.cpc-nyc.org for a listing of CPC’s contact information.
Child Care Aware of America
1515 N. Courthouse Rd, 11th floor
Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
Phone: 703-341-4100 (call)
Early Care and Learning Council
230 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 690-4217
Fax: (518) 690-2887