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"Investing in children is investing in our nation's economic success."
The Partnership for America's Economic Success
According to the Institute for A Competitive Workforce, 2010, "the research is clear. Early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five have great impact on a child's development and build a strong foundation for learning and success later in life.
INFORMATION FOR THE COMMUNITY
Be an Advocate for Children!
"Legislators and other elected officials look to their constituents for support and direction. You are the very individuals who placed them in elected office and you are the ones who will either return them to office or vote to elect their opponents. Simply stated-your voice matters!" (from VOICES for Alabama's Children Advocacy Toolkit)
Status of Child Care Report
For the past decade Childcare Resources has published the research-based Status of Child Care Report. This report outlines child care trends that affect thousands of families in central Alabama.
2012 KID'S COUNT Data Book
Alabama ranks 45th in the nation for child well-being.
Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book provides information and data trends on the conditions of children and families in the United States. The 2012 Data Book explores how children and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it matters to help kids reach their full potential to become part of a robust economy and society. (from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book website)
The National Movement for America's Children
The National Movement for America's Children is a fast-growing grassroots movement of organizations, businesses, leaders and people who believe that the well-being and healthy development of our children is critical to our success as a nation. The major objective of the Movement for America's Children is to awaken a true social justice movement for children and deliver a holistic national strategy to prevent child abuse and neglect from ever occurring and ensure the healthy development of each and every child. Visit Movement for Children to sign the pledge.
The Cost of Child Care
CNN Money recently
shared parents’ stories and their struggles with finding and paying for child care in the article
“The rising cost of raising a child: Have kids become too expensive?” The piece
shows the many challenges that working families face in these challenging economic times.
Early Childhood Development Information
Contact Your Local Government Representative to Support Children
State and federal policy affects the quality of care and education that children receive. Support children by contacting your government representative by phone, email, fax or traditional mail to tell them where you stand on important issues relating to children. Remember, they represent you and are eager to know what you think.
Agencies for Advocacy
- VOICES for Alabama's Children is Alabama's leader of child advocacy. Their website contains a comprehensive statewide calendar of events associated with children's issues.
- Child Care Aware (NACCRRA) is our nation's leading voice for child care. It has an Action Network that can send you important updates regarding policies that affect children and families.
Tips for Being an Effective Advocate
- Choose the method that works best for you and your message: personal visit, phone call, mail, or e-mail
- Present a message that is personal, thoughtful and accurate
- Tell the truth
- Make it clear what your priorities on the issue are
- Send a thank you note to the staff and member soon after a meeting
- Allow at least three weeks to receive a response to your effort
Parent Education @ Work
The Parent Education @ Work program is offered at no charge to area businesses at their work-site. Designed to support working parents of young children, our Parent Education Specialist leads 10 group sessions on various topics on child development, healthy parenting practices, and building stronger families. To participate, please contact Allison Strain at (205) 252-1991 ext. 329.
In collaboration with Alabama Public Television and Talaris Research Institute, Childcare Resources is pleased to offer free, on-site Parenting Counts training workshops for local business and community groups. If you are interested in scheduling a Parenting Counts workshop, contact Beverly Cook at (205) 252-1991, ext. 315.
Mini-Workshops (30 minutes)
Testing 1, 2, 3
Full-Length Workshops ( 1 1/2—2 hours )
Childcare Resources also provides "Brown Bag Lunch and Learn" Training sessions to local businesses, community groups, and organizations. Our current training topic is Quality Child Care and Early Brain Development. If your organization is interested in a presentation, please call our Family and Community Services Department at 205-252-1991 ext 307.
Keep in Touch
If you need to update your information for our records, please contact us.
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Your generous contribution to Childcare Resources will help us provide child care information and assistance to families, offer child care financial assistance to low-income working families, conduct training and provide support services for child care professionals and parents, and inform our community about the importance of our children’s first five years.
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Childcare Resources Annual Report is available to the community. You may also download our most recent IRS Form 990.
Childcare Resources is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and will be promptly acknowledged with an appropriate receipt.
Ways to Give
Your monetary contribution may be mailed to Childcare Resources, 1904 1st Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203. To donate by debit or credit card, click on the Donate button above. You do not need a Paypal account to use the secure online donation system.
Other Means of Support
Questions concerning how you can support Childcare Resources with financial resources, an estate gift, or volunteer services, may be directed to Mary Hunt.
We invite you to learn more about others who support our work.
On behalf of the children, families and child care providers that we serve, THANK
YOU for your generous support of Childcare Resources.
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