Your voice makes a difference! Join us and advocate for high-quality early care and education for the commonwealth’s children and families!
Whether you are an experienced advocate or someone that is just engaging in public policy for the first time, your voice is important. Please consider acting and making a difference for Pennsylvania’s children. We will keep you posted on opportunities to make your voice heard at the state and national levels and also encourage regular contact with your elected officials.
It’s time to tell your legislators that Child Care Matters!
Child care matters because child care works.
High-quality child care programs positively impact the cognitive, social, and physical development of infants, toddlers, and young children throughout their first five years of life. Access to child care programs also allows families to achieve better employment opportunities, participate in training or education, earn higher incomes, and grow more financially independent.
Ask your legislators to support the Governor’s proposed $27 million funding increase for child care. This investment can improve the quality of life for families across the state of Pennsylvania and secure brighter futures for our children across the state.
Click here to make funding high-quality child care a priority in this year’s budget - while we can
Urge Congress to Support the Child Care for Working Families Act
In a perfect world Congress would pass a bill that would ...
- Lower child care costs for low-income and middle-income families to a maximum of seven percent of household income through a sliding scale, regardless of how many children they have.
- Support universal access to high-quality preschool programs for all low- and middle-income three- and four-year-olds.
- Significantly improve compensation and training for the child care workforce to ensure that our nation's teachers and caregivers have the support they need.
- Improve the quality of child care by ensuring that funding is available to enable providers to maintain high standards.
The good news is a bill like this exists - it's called the Child Care for Working Families Act. It was introduced in September, with our own Senator Bob Casey helping to lead the charge, but for this bill to move forward, we need you to speak out to tell Congress to cosponsor and support the bill. Find your Congressman's phone number here, then call and ask for their support on this bill.