We are currently recruiting parents for our Parents @ Symposium program! Parents @ Symposium is all about parents sharing their personal stories related to child care on Capitol Hill. This helps Members of Congress understand why child care policies need to be strengthened so all families have access to affordable, quality child care that promotes the healthy development of children. Parents @ Symposium is a partnership between Child Care Aware® of America, Child Care Resource and Referral agencies and parents who come together for one common goal: to strengthen the quality of child care nationwide.
Since 2009, Parents @ Symposium has brought nearly 100 parents to Capitol Hill to share their child care stories with policymakers.
Parents @ Symposium participants take part in advocacy training at Symposium – to be held April 10-13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. – and many return home to become advocacy leaders in their states and communities. Last year, 15 parent advocates from 12 states met with staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including Deputy Secretary Bill Corr and Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families George Sheldon.
More information about the Parents @ Symposium program, please check out our website or email Sara Miller at Sara.Miller@usa.childcareaware.org or Michelle Noth at Michelle.Noth@usa.childcareaware.org.