Affordable and safe child care contributes to a thriving community!
A vibrant community routinely assesses its needs and
actively works to develop a plan to address those needs. In examining
what is needed to attract and retain financially healthy businesses, a
stable and competent workforce and a strong community, a concerted
effort must be made to improve the quality of life for children and
families. The Child Care Council promotes action within the community in several ways:
- Increasing public awareness about child care issues through
press releases, letters to the editor, newsletters, internet, listserv,
public interviews and written materials.
- Sharing data related to child care with our community planners,
elected officials and the business community to promote change and
investment in programs and services for youth and family.
- Speaking at local businesses, schools, events to increase awareness
about the need for quality child care, how to identify quality
programming and issues related to child care, child safety and family
- Advocating for children and families through grass roots efforts, as well as efforts at the state and national level.
Last updated August 7, 2017