Early Care & Education
All families should have access to affordable, high-quality early care and education opportunities that are welcoming and inclusive of all self-defined families, provide for a well-trained and compensated workforce, and create environments where all children can thrive so that all children are ready and successful for school and life regardless of race, ZIP code, ability, identity, or any other factor.
Eight of the country’s leading labor, policy, and advocacy organizations (including MomsRising) released a report that calls on policymakers to prioritize and fix America’s broken child care system. Read more here: https://caseforchildcare.org/2020CaseForChildCare.pdf
Governor Jay Inslee and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families Secretary Ross Hunter are working on plans for significantly increasing access to affordable, high-quality early learning opportunities including preschool, childcare, and services for babies and toddlers in the Evergreen State -- and they want and NEED to hear from experts like you: Parents, families, and everyone with a belly button who cares about kids.
Your voice is urgently needed to ensure over 10,000 NC children don’t lose a chance at high-quality early education! In the next forty-eight hours, NC lawmakers will be finalizing the state budget. They need to hear from you right now that they need to use new federal money as it was intended–to make childcare more affordable for working families!
To build momentum nationally for childcare, we need families (like yours!) to share their experiences in order to show our leaders that high-quality, affordable childcare is a priority for their constituents.