Raise Your Hand for Quality Child Care

December 19, 2008 at 8:25 pm 3 comments

posted by Janine Fetters ’02, Senior Associate of Parent Engagement at NACCRRA

raiseyourhandI want to announce a new advocacy opportunity for parents, grandparents, teachers and concerned citizens who care about quality child care.

Do you share our belief that high quality early learning experiences help children arrive at school eager and ready to learn?  Isn’t it time for all families to have access to affordable child care that is safe and educationally and developmentally sound? We think so, and we hope you will join us as we build a groundswell in support of children by becoming a member of the new Child Care Aware Parent Network (CCAPN). It’s FREE and open to anyone with an interest in children and child care.

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) is launching CCAPN in January 2009.  Sign up now at www.ChildCareAware.org/PNregistration and we will contact you when the site goes live.  Raise your hand to be counted for quality child care!

CCAPN will work to ensure that parents’ show of hands will be noticed! CCAPN will be an active, vital, virtual organization of parents, grandparents, child care providers, advocates for children, and anyone who cares about equal access to affordable, safe, and high quality child care. Our Parent Network will provide parent involvement and engagement resources, training, direct virtual contact with policy makers, social networking, and other great benefits – all at no charge!

Contact janine.fetters@naccrra.org if you would like more information.

Janine Fetters finished Bank Street’s Leadership in Early Childhood Education Master’s program in 2002.  She is so excited about her new job with NACCRRA working on the Child Care Aware Parent Network.

Entry filed under: early childhood, families, policy.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Claire Milam  |  December 22, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    This is a wonderful initiative and I hope it can align with my son’s child care center, Sammy’s House (http://www.sammyshouse.org). There was a need in our community for quality, inclusive care for medically fragile children like Julio.

    Warmest Regards,
    Claire Milam
    M.S. Bilingual Special Education, 1997

  • 2. Mary Burnham  |  December 24, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Although this initiative has great potential, in this day and age I need a definition of what is meant by “quality child care”.
    Mary Burnham
    New Milford, CT
    M.S. ECE

  • 3. Janine Fetters  |  January 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    My definition would be the standards set by NAEYC for accredited centers. (i.e. child staff ratios, teacher training, health & safety, etc.)

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