Child Care Coalition

If you live, work, or provide business or civic leadership in the community, you stand to benefit from the work of the Child Care Coalition. The Coalition works to coordinate, rather than duplicate, the efforts of the many groups working to enhance the quality of life for all our children and families. As a member you will kept informed about child care issues.

Your participation in the Coalition will send a strong message that you care about children, their families and our future. A good beginning is what every child deserves.

  • Individuals with an interest in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families.
    Businesses with an interest in work/family support initiatives.
  • Public policy makers responsible for a constituency of children and families.
  • Public regulatory agencies responsible for the health and safety of children.
  • Agencies, schools and other organizations that provide support, intervention and education services to children and families.
  • Agencies, centers and home day care providers who provide direct care to children.

Education

We educate through planning and  implementation of programs to educate families, the business community and the general public concerning what quality means and how to achieve it. The Coalition sponsors the annual Week of the Young Child effort and co-sponsors discussions with the Business Committee. The Business Roundtable, a committee of the Child Care Coalition, is comprised of representatives from a number of corporations including tech companies, Charlotte SEO and web design professionals. This committee has provided several workshops related to family-friendly personnel policy issues. They supported the Poster contest for three years.

Advocacy

We advocate through support of public policy that promotes quality in the care and education of children. The Coalition networks with other concerned organizations and promotes discussion with policy makers. One of the first collaborative efforts involved a forum on Quality Care. The Coalition invited community leaders, parents and policy makers to a child care center and after a reception, members presented a position paper on the importance of quality, highlighting: Quality, Salaries, Availability, Affordability, and Setting priorities.

Advocating for Children Together (ACT) project was designed to educate policy makers and the media about the issues surrounding quality early childhood care and education through site visits and information exchange at early childhood education and care facilities.

Communication

We communicate through partnerships with news media, business, civic and public policy leadership and social service agencies. The Coalition promotes linkages among its membership through newsletters, membership meetings and an opportunity to get involved.

What is the NC Child Care Coalition?

The Child Care Coalition is an organization of agencies and individuals working in partnership for advocacy and action to meet the needs of children and their families through quality programs and services.

Who can join the Child Care Coalition?

  • Individuals with an interest in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families.
  • Businesses with an interest in work/family support initiatives.
  • Public policy makers responsible for a constituency of children and families.
  • Public regulatory agencies responsible for the health and safety of children.
  • Agencies, schools and other organizations that provide support, intervention and education services to children and families.
  • Agencies, centers and home day care providers who provide direct care to children.

Why should I join the Coalition?

If you live, work, or provide business or civic leadership in a  community, you stand to benefit from the work of the Coalition. The Coalition works to coordinate, rather than duplicate, the efforts of the many groups working to enhance the quality of life for all our children and families. As a member you will kept informed about child care issues.

Your participation in the Coalition will send a strong message that North Carolina cares about its children, their families and our future. A good beginning is what every child deserves.