Join Community Change Action for A Day Without Child Care

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

For far too long, the early childhood workforce, advocates, and families across the country have been fighting for equitable access to affordable child care, and better pay and working conditions for child care providers and caregivers. On May 9, they are coming together to show elected leaders that our country cannot function without child care. Through a variety of initiatives, “A Day Without Child Care” hopes to convey the necessity of child care in our country and demand our lawmakers act to provide urgent support. 

For generations, our government has historically underfunded our child care system. While the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the nation’s longstanding child care crisis, it has also reinforced the importance of child care for our families and economy. Parents, and especially women of color, are being forced out of the workforce as the cost-of-living skyrockets – with child care being one of the most expensive costs for families. In addition, our child care system is predominantly led by women of color. These women have one of the most important responsibilities in our society, and yet, are among the lowest paid workers in the nation.

Now is the time for Congress to make meaningful public investments in our early childhood system.   Every child and family deserve access to high-quality, affordable child care, and we hope that you will take action on their behalf during this historic day of change.  Below are just some of the ways that you can show your support on “A Day without Child Care.” 

  • Join an in-person or virtual event near you. Across the nation, webinars, rallies, local gatherings, and other initiatives will bring advocates together to stand in solidarity with parents and the early childhood workforce 
  • Host an event. Can’t find an event near you? Fill out this form to sign up and host an event near you. View the event host guide for ideas on ways to take action in your community.  
  • Sign the pledge to take action virtually or in person with child care providers, parents and families across the country fighting for the child care funding our communities need. 
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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.