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Families

Your voice matters: Parents, families and caregivers of young children take the brunt of the “perfect storm” that is the child care crisis – availability issues, unaffordable options and the impact on work and career. And, you also know how vital child care is for the optimal, healthy development of your children. 

 

Elected officials need to hear from you. 

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE

We have the information you need to be an effective advocate and share your critical perspective with elected officials and policymakers.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Last year, state legislators expressed they did not hear from parents and caregivers on the child care challenges they face in their districts. This year, WECA and Wisconsin Partners are collaborating to provide outreach and focus on parent engagement. First-hand experiences will help frame the need for a strong investment in child care, particularly in key legislative districts. Regions of initial focus include Southwest Wisconsin, Sheboygan/Manitowoc, Northeast Wisconsin, Eau Claire/Chippewa Valley, Racine/Kenosha and Waukesha.

Stipends are available for parents and caregivers who participate. Contact Rachel Peller at rlpeller@wisconsinpartners.org with questions or for more information.

IN HER WORDS

“Child care, to us, is that village mentality. It’s having a support system when I have to focus on my other responsibilities as an adult, as a person – having other individuals that support my kids and their endeavors, their goals, their dreams and gives them love, care and affection.”

– Leanna, Racine