High quality child care builds a stronger community and is an important message to provide to families. Research shows that children in quality child care are more successful academically and in life. All children deserve high quality child care.

How does High quality child care support families?

High quality care supports families so they can work. Families need to have the means to provide for their children, buy homes and pay taxes to support the economic stability of the community. Communities that support high quality child care build economic sound communities. Many Fortune 500 companies have found that increasing access to child care helps employees to balance their family and work roles and improves productivity, reduces absenteeism, cuts turnover and increases company value.

Supporting high quality care is one of the most important things you can do for the children in your community. If you would like to become involved check out the links below and become an advocate for the future of children, families and the community.

ELAC is working to ensure that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children healthy, safe and learning. http://www.elacindiana.org

Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care. Learn more about us, and our national program, Child Care Aware®. http://www.usa.childcareaware.org

Indiana state representatives and United States House of Representatives. https://www.govtrack.us