This is a very important election year for children. How much do you know about the candidate’s positions on child care? The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) and Every Child Matters have put together some great links to help you answer these questions.
Tomorrow, children from the Day Nursery center at the Indiana State Government building will join with members of the Children’s Coalition of Indiana and Every Child Matters to make a statement to local political representatives and politicians around the country on “Step Up for Kids Day,” which is September 16, 2008. We will walk from the government complex to Monument Circle and back. We will join with other child advocates in handing out material to parents we meet on our morning walk. Every Child Matters has developed a non-partisan educational campaign designed to inform parents and others who care for and about young children about the difference quality child care can make in a child’s life. Here’s a link to their website if you would like to see how Indiana stacks up around the country http://www.everychildmatters.org/National/Campaigns/Step-Up-4-Kids.html
How will the decisions you make in November impact the quality of your child’s program? Learn more about pending Federal legislation and how it affects your access to safe, affordable, and high quality child care by visiting the NACCRRA website for additional info http://www.naccrra.org/policy/