Child Care Aware® of Missouri Public Policy Platform and annual Policy Agenda describe the need for child care- and early education-related policy changes at the state and federal levels. The Action & Information Center is where you can learn more about local, state and federal legislation, regulation and policies that may affect children and families and the child care and educational programs that serve them.
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Activities - Events - Resources
Save the Date! The 31st Annual Child Advocacy Day will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Visit Missouri Advocacy Day to find out more.
Join Child Care Aware® of America for the Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on April 11, 2013. Meet with your Representative and Senator to discuss the issues affecting children and families.
Missouri State House of Representatives – Track all current bills and research past legislation, locate your Representative and keep up on latest information and events in the House.
Missouri State Senate – Keep up on Senate business and events via a state calendar, search for current and past bills and link to numerous other government resources.
Partnership for Children – Works with community and state partners to enact legislation and public policy that positively impact children and their families. Partnership for Children consistently collaborates with others and has launched initiatives to tackle critical issues impacting Missouri’s children and youth. To positively impact life for children and youth, Partnership for Children advocates for public policies and practice, researches and analyzes critical issues, identifies gaps and ensure they are addressed and mobilizes public support for specific initiatives and interventions.
Child Care Aware® of America 2013 National Child Care Symposium - April 9-13, 2013 - Brings together more than 600 child care resource and referral professionals, policymakers, researchers and other early childhood experts to Washington, D.C., on an annual basis. The Symposium features innovative sessions on the latest policy, research and practice developments in early learning and child care. It also offers a forum for policy analysis, training, peer networking and visits to legislators on Capitol Hill.
National Association for the Education of Young Children- NAEYC’s public policy work at the federal, state and local levels reflects the Association’s position statements, standards for programs, standards for teacher preparation programs, and other resources as well as research and evidence from the field. Our issue-driven advocacy is conducted directly with policymakers and through technical assistance, materials and other support to our affiliates and others working on shared public policy goals and efforts.