Child Care Development Block Grant is Reauthorized!
Thank you for your actions over the last few months. It's because of them child advocates and supporters won an important victory on Monday, when Congress reauthorized CCDBG, which will expand access to quality early learning opportunities for children and families. While this vote is a step toward building a strong early learning system, the National Women's Law Center is calling on individuals and groups to tell Congress to provide the necessary funding for CCDBG. Take action by calling your elected officials (locate your Senator | House Rep) and urging them to do more to support children and families (see talking points). You can also write to your elected official (see letter template).
Generations United's Seniors4Kids raises the voices of adults age 50 and older in support of policies affecting children and youth.
Since 2005, Generations United has worked to raise the voices of older adults in support of policies benefiting children and youth through Seniors4Kids. Over the years, we have worked with community leaders and grassroots volunteers in six states to increase the availability of high-quality early care and education. In New York, we helped spur the New York State Department of Education to allocate $4 million from its Race to the Top grant to support QUALITYstarsNY implementation in lowest-achieving districts including Yonkers and Rochester. Beginning in 2014, Seniors4Kids is focusing on significantly building the national voice of older adults as advocates for early investments in children. Contact Leah Bradley
for more information.
|This Month's Action
With Thanksgiving coming up, let's
make this a month of reflection and
appreciation. Start by thanking your
elected officials for supporting quality
early childhood experiences.
Re-authorization of key national policies like the Child Care and Development Block Grant
, Elementary and Secondary Education Act
, HeadStart and others will have significant impact on resources available to children and their families. There's never been a better time to harness the power of older adults advocating for children an focus those efforts at the federal level.