The State of Child Care
Shaun Rose, a center based provider, and Jacqueline Grant, a family child care provider, discuss child care policy and advocacy issues. Using their backgrounds as both elected and appointed representatives of child care providers in their state, the hosts discuss where we are today with child care policy and what work we need to do to ensure we can have quality and economically vibrant child care programs that can give children and families what they need in an affordable way. The hosts draw on their experiences meeting with elected officials at the State and local levels as well as serving on many different task forces and committees to give ideas and inspiration to other child care providers. They hope not only to connect more child care providers together, but also bring more focus to the child care provider point of view so that elected officials and advocates better understand. To connect with them, visit ChildCareAdvocacy.Org or follow them on Twitter (@ChildCareAdvoc) and Facebook (ChildCareAdvocacy.Org).