National Advocacy Resources

National Advocacy Resources

  • Center for the Child Care Work Force (CCW) advocates for public policy to restructure the early care and education delivery system to better address the issues of workforce recruitment and compensation and created Worthy Wage Day.
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) supports policies that expand resources for child care and early education initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels and studies the relationships between child care subsidy systems, Head Start and Early Head Start, state pre-kindergarten programs, and other birth to five early education efforts to advance ideas that ensure these systems address the full range of needs of children and families.
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities covers a wide range of budget and policy issues of concern to children and families.
  • Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.
  • Child Care Aware of America is the national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers (CCR&Rs) located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child care.
  • Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) advocates for children and poverty issues.
  • Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC is a champion of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Library of Congress provides full text of all Federal legislation proposed in the House or Senate.
  • National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.
  • National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
  • National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is a leading advocate for early learning opportunities for children from economically disadvantaged families.
  • Pre-K Now Pre-K Now is a public education and advocacy campaign that advances high quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds.
  • US Office of Child Care’s Child Care Technical Assistance Network has resources for parents and child care providers and much more.
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