Child Care Aware® of America is hosting a Facebook Live panel discussion on November 29 at 9 a.m. EST to talk with parents about the new landscape after the presidential election and what you can do to make child care is a priority. The panel will include compelling personal stories from three families who are facing challenges concerning child care cost, quality, and accessibility in their communities. This event will highlight our Child Care Works movement and coincides with #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving.
The panel will be facilitated by Michelle McCready, Chief of Public Policy of Child Care Aware® of America. Panelists will include:
- Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America;
- Ashley Brunke, a stay-at-home mother of two who does not have access to affordable, quality child care for her special needs son;
- Elly Lafkin, a mother of two who successfully updated Virginia’s child care laws for the first time in 10 years after her infant daughter died in child care; and
- Melissa Hudson, a mother of eight who opened a child care facility after leaving the military because child care became too expensive.
Child care is a bipartisan issue that helps to generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. However, the cost of child care in every state rivals families’ annual expenditures on almost every other household expense, including housing, transportation, and even the cost of tuition at a four-year, public university. Join Child Care Aware® of America for a Facebook Live panel on Tuesday, November 29 at 9 a.m. EST to learn more about why child care is important and what Americans can do to compel newly elected officials to make affordable, accessible, quality child care a reality for all families.