President Trump and Congress have yet to finish this year’s budget that provides funding for Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) programs. Together, let’s make sure that Congress puts early childhood education as a top priority. These programs are at risk of being underfunded or reducing funds altogether, resulting in children losing access.
Now that we have a new Administration and Congress, it’s time for your voice to be heard on behalf of vulnerable children and families. Unfortunately, Congress does not view early childhood education as a top priority, putting these programs at risk of being underfunded or reducing funds altogether, resulting in children losing access.
Action must be taken to ensure our country’s most valuable and precious resource–children–are properly supported and receive high-quality care and instruction.
Congress and the Administration must be held accountable and remember that the needs of children are of vital importance as they continue to finalize the FY 2017 budget. Child Care Aware® of America has created a list of ways to take action during the Congressional recess, with resources to aid advocates in raising their voice in support of vital early childhood education and child care programs.
Other Ways to Take Action
- Schedule an in-person meeting with your member of Congress while they are on recess (Sample scheduling request)
- Write a personalized letter to your member of Congress and drop it off at their district office (Sample letter)
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper (Sample letter to the editor)
- Use these sample talking points to help you with your own message!