Child care works when everyone works together

Family Advocacy Summit 2017

The Parent and Family Advocate applications are now closed –
Selected advocates will be announced soon!

Join us as a family advocate for the Child Care Works Family Advocacy Summit, a part of the larger Child Care Aware® of America Policy Summit, April 23-25, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Training and Day on the Hill

This year CCAoA and Child Care Works are sponsoring forty parents (or grandparents and other relatives) to join the Policy Summit via the Family Advocacy Summit. The sponsorship includes travel, room and board, and conference registration. We will begin accepting applications late December 2016.

The CCAoA and Child Care Works parent advocates will receive training and guidance on advocating for child care policies with their members of Congress, how to tell their personal child care story, and more. Attendees will then have a chance to meet with their Congressional representatives and advocate for the necessary policy initiatives needed from Congress to bring safe, affordable, high-quality child care to families across the country. They’ll also have the opportunity to network with each other and share stories and best practices from around the country.

If you are passionate about early childhood education, believe that no parent should have to choose between their paycheck and their children, have fought for quality standards in child care, or want to get involved on the issue—we invite you to join us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Draft agenda (PDF)

What if I can’t attend the Policy Summit/Family Advocacy Summit?

You can participate virtually from where ever you are with our Virtual rally toolkit! (Coming soon!)

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