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Advocacy: Take Action for Kids!

 

Taking action for kids begins with voting on November 6, 2018. Then it’s time to prepare for Washington’s 2019 legislative session.

This is a critical time for child care and early learning.

  • Compensation is too low: With child care educators earning less than dog groomers and a lead teacher turnover rate of 40%, compensation is a major issue.
  • There’s not enough access: Just 44% of Washington’s children needing child care can access it.
  • Families can’t afford quality care: Child care is more expensive than college tuition and public infant reimbursement rates cover only 10-20% of the market.

You can make a difference on these issues by advocating for better policies and funding. Learn how at an upcoming Advocacy Convening, co-hosted by Child Care Aware of Washington and the Child Care Action Council.

Upcoming Advocacy Convening Sessions

Bremerton (two sessions to choose from):

December 5, 2018, 2:15-3:45pm
or
December 5, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm

RSVP to nancy@ccacwa.org please note which session you wish to attend. Location information will be provided upon RSVP.

Coming Soon:

Aberdeen and Port Angeles: Date to be determined
To be notified about the dates of Aberdeen and Port Angeles advocacy sessions, please email nancy@ccacwa.org and note which location you’re interested in.

 

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