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Child Care Aware® of America is Looking for Parents @ Symposium

January 1, 2013

Child Care Aware® of America is actively recruiting for its Parents @ Symposium program, which has brought nearly 90 parents to Capitol Hill to share their child care stories with policymakers since 2009.

Parents @ Symposium participants take part in advocacy training at Symposium – to be held April 10-13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. – and many return home to become advocacy leaders in their states and communities. Last year, 15 parent advocates from 12 states met with staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including Deputy Secretary Bill Corr and Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families George Sheldon.

Find out more during Child Care Aware® of America’s “Parent Engagement” Lunch & Learn webinar on Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., Eastern. Register for the webinar here.

In addition to a discussion of Parents @ Symposium, the webinar will feature relationship-building strategies and information about how relationships with parents, providers and coalitions are key to advancing state advocacy efforts. More information about the Parents @ Symposium program, including an application for agencies that are interested in submitting parents for selection, is located on our website.