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A “Rally Call” for Child Care Advocates- Recorded Webinar and Share Your Story

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

We all know a family with young children struggling to afford child care. We have heard the challenges of finding good care from across the Commonwealth. We know that many families are limited in their choices. We know that financial assistance like a child care assistance grant, a scholarship, or a preschool slot have made all the difference for families. Helping families to access affordable, quality child care helps our economy through a two-generation approach, by helping parents work and by preparing children for success in school.

We want our policymakers to hear those success stories. We want policymakers to hear the challenges of families who have not yet found quality care. And we want policymakers to hear from providers who are aiming to provide quality early learning but are facing stumbling blocks.

If you have a story to share send it to us HERE

We have an opportunity over the next few months to bring more attention to the challenges and opportunities of affording and finding child care in Virginia. The state will review and implement policy and practice changes related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. Voices has prepared a webinar with information on:

  • The decisions at stake in Virginia
  • Current reach of the child care assistance program funded by CCDBG
  • An outline of the timeline for action

You can view slides from the webinar HERE or access a recorded version with Mary Beth Testa and Emily Griffey HERE

If you have questions about this opportunity to advocate or share your story please reach out to Emily at emily@vakids.org.



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