Child Care is a Priority! National Call-in Day 5/18

Thanks to past calls to urge Congress to prioritize child care, we won a modest increase in funding for child care in 2017. But our work isn’t done. Congress is moving on to the 2018 budget, and we need to push for even larger investments.

Thursday, May 18 is a nationwide call-in day, asking U.S. Senators to make child care a priority.  Let them know the $1.4 billion investment in the Child Care and Development Block Grant is important for children and families.

Early childhood educators across the nation are being asked to reach out to their  communities of peers, friends and families to ask them to make a call on May 18th. The more calls the bigger the impact in Senate offices.

  1. Use this short action alert template when you make your call.
  2. Click this link for an Excel chart of all 100 U.S. Senators, the state they represent, and the phone numbers of their DC offices.
  3. If you do not want to call them, then please take the template, copy and paste into an email and send off on May 18th.


FCCAM is pleased to work with the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) and partners across the country on this important action day!

The federal role is crucial – it’s about what’s possible in our state, what’s possible for family child care, and what’s possible for families. Read more from NAFCC and please take action:!

Thank you for taking action for family child care and for the families who are counting on you.