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Advocacy & Public Policy

The Child Care Council makes continuous efforts to educate elected officials of the issues and needs of the child care community. Our goal is to promote change and investment in programs and services by sharing data, statistics and insight.

Visit our materials and resources in the left sidebar of this page.  Below are other agencies and organizations that advocate on child care issues.

Child Care Aware of America®

NOTE: The Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension is Child Care Aware of America Quality Assurance Certified!

Child Care Aware© is the nation's most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities.

Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs. Our toll-free hotline is staffed by highly-trained and friendly Child Care Consumer Education Specialists who offer both parents and providers invaluable information about child care, and referrals to local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies where they can receive individualized assistance.

The Child Care Aware® website is one of the most visited and trusted destinations for parents seeking child care. By providing reliable information about quality child care and referrals to community resources, Child Care Aware® is a critical national link between parents and child care providers.For more information, please visit

Early Care & Learning Council

The Early Care & Learning Council has worked to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the support of the Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals!

Guiding Principles: The Early Care & Learning Council seeks to develop a system of quality early childhood care and education that:

  • Is available to every child regardless of income level, cultural background or family composition
  • Adequately prepares and compensates teachers and providers
  • Involves all segments of the community in addressing child care needs
  • Shares and exchanges information among members, supports their efforts and promotes common goals and interest

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Winning Beginning NY

Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning including home visiting, child care and Pre-K. The coalition aims to build a broad-based constituency to make investment in quality early care and learning a top public priority in New York State. For more information, visit:

Last updated July 26, 2019