…And Especially On Thursday, 6/13 from 1 – 2 pm ET!
When you should call your federally elected officials and join the Twitter Storm to support the Child Care for Working Families Act as part of #SummerCare week!
- Want to know what to say to who? Check out the super-simple and easy-to-use
call-in script here.
- Want to know what to post when? Check out these sample tweets below:
- #Childcare needs don’t stop at 3pm on a weekday or in the middle of June. Working families need full-day, full-year, high-quality #ChildCare4All. The Child Care for Working Families Act would help make sure #ECEwins all year long – and that children and families do too.
- With the Child Care for Working Families Act, children learn and parents earn (even during the summer). #SummerCare #ChildCare4All
- By investing in year-round safe and high-quality learning environments, and increasing #ECE educator wages, the Child Care for Working Families Act supports children, families, educators and businesses. #WinWinWinWin #SummerCare #ChildCare4All
How are child care funds being used in your state?
Explore the new stateofchildcare.org website, launched as a partnership from the Center for American Progress, NAEYC, the Bipartisan Policy Center, Child Care Aware of America, and the First Five Years Fund, to find out! Our site features an “Ask An Expert” tool where visitors can get their child care policy questions answered, state specific resources and an awesome new CCDBG explainer video!
Help us share the website and video widely. Here are some sample social media posts (and feel free to tag our organizational Twitter handles: @NAEYC @firstfiveyears @CAPEarlyEd @USAChildCare @BPC_Bipartisan):
- Get the #ChildCare411 and learn more about how #CCDBG is being used in your state: stateofchildcare.org
- On average, early educators make $10.72. Congress must #FundChildCare and ensure they have livable wages. Investing in them is an investment in our children. Stateofchildcare.org
- Every year, Congress decides how much money families will get to alleviate child care costs. Is it enough for your community? Stateofchildcare.org #ChildCare411
- With the increase in #CCDBG, 14 states have been able to increase quality standards. Stateofchildcare.org
- Even with a historic increase in #CCDBG, families and early educators don’t have enough. Get the #ChildCare411 at stateofchildcare.org
Child Care is Everywhere!
- Federal child care funds benefit all children in care, not only those receiving subsidies, says the GAO.
- “Half of the families with children in Chrissie’s care receive child care subsidies …Recently, [CCDBG] made it easier for Chrissie to operate her family child care and keep her doors open to the families that rely on her to go to work each day.” Read Chrissie’s story from Maine.
- Christina Lopez from Maryland AEYC on CCDBG in her state: “It’s a great investment and we’re excited for it, but we know that the work isn’t done.” via The74
- Funding Child Care Strengthens Alaska, says the Director at Best Beginnings in Anchorage.
- Five Facts to Know About Child Care in Rural America, from the Center for American Progress.
- Child Care Aware of America on “Closing the Gap: How CCR&Rs Can Help Communities Meet Their Child Care Supply and Demand Needs.“
- How to End the Child Care Crisis in the New York Times.
Keep the drumbeat loud – and don’t forget to use NAEYC’s America for Early Ed new state fact sheets to help you make the case for continued investment in high-quality child care and early learning!