Meghan Cornwell

Meghan Cornwell
Meghan Cornwell brings to Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) six years of experience in design, event marketing and planning, SEO, web and email marketing, and social media management. She came to CCAoA in 2018 and is excited to use her digital marketing skills toward advocating for affordable, high-quality child care. Meghan received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan University.

Recent Posts

How Underserved Families Are Finding Child Care

By Meghan Cornwell on September 05, 2019



Every week in the United States, nearly 11 million children younger than age 5 are in some type of child care. All families benefit from having high-quality and affordable child care options, but finding such care can be challenging, especially for families facing adverse situations. Families with low incomes, or who are otherwise vulnerable, experience significant barriers that limit their child care options.

Today, Child Care Aware® of America released Family Voices Driving Quality Child Care Choices, a report on findings and recommendations from a survey of families's need when it comes to child care and how they find such care, both in-person and online.

Topics: Family & Community Engagement

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Child Care Aware® of America and NORC at the University of Chicago to Build Child Care Data Center

By Meghan Cornwell on August 01, 2019

Child Care Aware® of America and NORC at the University of Chicago to Build Child Care Data Center

New website will address access to reliable, standardized data about child care in the United States

Topics: Systems Building

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Child Care Aware® of America Announces Second Cohort of Vroom Ambassadors Ambassadors will use the brain science embedded in Vroom to help families and providers build stronger communities

By Meghan Cornwell on December 04, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) announced the second cohort of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Vroom ambassadors. These selected agencies will strategically embed Vroom brain-building tips and materials in their local family and community outreach services. As part of an expanded partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, CCAoA will deepen programmatic integration of advancements in brain science with early education providers and families through three cohorts of ambassadors. The third cohort will be selected and announced next year.

Topics: Family & Community Engagement

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Child Care Aware® of America’s 12th Annual Cost of Care Report Shows Child Care Outpaces Nearly All Other Family Expenses Nationwide

By Meghan Cornwell on October 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA)  today released its 12th annual The US and the High Cost of Child Care: A Review of Prices and Proposed Solutions for a Broken System which found that child care is unaffordable in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. For 30 years, CCAoA has been the leading voice for quality, affordable child care in the United States. Of note, our findings showed that across all states, the cost of center-based infant care exceeds 27 percent of median household income for single working parents—these impacts were exacerbated for parents and families of color in 2017.

Topics: Systems Building, Family & Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy

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3 Ways to Improve Your Agency's Facebook Page

By Meghan Cornwell on September 06, 2018

“We have a Facebook page but we don’t get a lot of engagement on it.”

I’ve heard this sentiment time and time again while helping CCR&Rs and providers with their social media marketing strategy. Each time I hear that, I ask the following questions:

  • How often do you post on it?
  • Do you have a content schedule?
  • What’s been your most engaging post in the last few months?

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs

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Using Paid Advertising to Market Your CCR&R Agency

By Meghan Cornwell on August 06, 2018

If you're like most child care resource and referral agencies, you want to get the word out about your agency so that providers, families, and community partners know about your agency and the services you provide, but you have just a small advertising budget to work with. Paid online advertising is a great place to start. Jumping into paid ads can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we’ll break down the two main kinds of paid advertising—paid search and paid social—to help you decide where to begin.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs

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