Ami Gadhia

Ami Gadhia
Ami Gadhia is Senior Advisor of Policy & Advocacy for Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA). Prior to coming to CCAoA, Gadhia was with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where she was Director of Federal Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs. During her five years at AAP, she worked on critical federal policy related to numerous child- and family-centered issues, including early childhood, child abuse and neglect, toxic stress, environmental health, injury, violence and poison prevention, Native American child health, foster, adoption and kinship care. Before joining AAP, Gadhia spent seven years in the Washington office of the Consumers Union (CU), the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. At CU, she worked on federal legislation and regulation related to areas such as product and food safety, among other issues. Skilled in public speaking and communication, Gadhia has testified before Congress and federal agencies numerous times, and has appeared in the national print and TV press on various policy issues. A former practicing attorney, she is a member of the Connecticut and New York State Bars. Gadhia received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University.

Recent Posts

Recalls for Sleep Products – What You can Do to Ensure Safe Sleep for Babies

By Ami Gadhia on July 14, 2021

Infant sleep can be one of the hardest things a parent, provider or another caregiver must handle when caring for a baby. However, not all sleep places are created equal; in fact, some can be downright deadly.

Topics: Health & Safety

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New Papers Present Bold Ideas for Re-Envisioning the Child Care System

By Ami Gadhia on December 10, 2020

As we take stock of this year-like-no-other, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) sees a glimmer of hope in all of the destruction and reflection wrought by COVID-19 and yet another racial reckoning for our nation. This glimmer of hope is the chance to completely rebuild our child care system. Today, CCAoA releases bold new ideas to help policymakers, advocates, parents, providers and employers create an equitable, transformed child care system in 2021 and beyond. 

Topics: Systems Building, Policy & Advocacy

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Emergency Funding Resources that Child Care Providers Can Use Now

By Ami Gadhia on March 23, 2020

Child care providers across the nations are closing as measures are set in place to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If your child care business has closed or seen a drop in children attending and you're experience financial distress, these resources can help.

Please check back often as resources will continue to be added to this page. Page last updated March 22, 4:22 p.m. EDT.

Topics: Coronavirus

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Coronavirus: How Does It Impact Child Care Providers and CCR&Rs?

By Ami Gadhia on February 28, 2020

It’s impossible to avoid news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) these days, and as child care leaders and providers, you are no doubt getting questions from parents about it. You are also probably wondering, how do I, as a child care provider, prevent Coronavirus from impacting the children in my care? What would I do if Coronavirus showed up in my community or child care facility?  

Topics: Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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