To accomplish the Network's goal of promoting quality child care options for every family and community throughout California, it monitors state and federal policy issues, coordinates with its member agencies to determine local and statewide child care needs, and develops an annual policy agenda that addresses current and emerging issues that impact families, providers, and children.
With 58 member agencies statewide, the Network is uniquely positioned to hear, document, and communicate the impact of national and state policies that affect child care and to bring a comprehensive, reality-based position to policy makers throughout the diverse areas of the state.
Public Policy Agenda 2016
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and our member agencies are committed to supporting children and their families. We continue to build upon the Strengthening Families ™ Framework to guide our efforts. Additionally, with the growing recognition of the vast number of children and families in poverty and the increasing economic and social gaps across our state and nation, the Network is focusing our efforts to work to eliminate policies that enable economic inequality to continue and on policies that put a ceiling on the aspirations of parents. As we prioritize support of children’s optimum development by focusing on the supports that can be offered in a children’s early years, we also prioritize building and protecting the integrity and quality of the existing child care delivery system.
Ensure Access to Affordable, Quality Child Care For All Families
Ensure Transparent Consumer and Provider Education Information
Promote Training and Professional Development of Child Care Providers to Ensure High Quality Care
Read the full agenda here.
Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee is made up of dedicated R&R Members and Network Board Members who help annually develop the Network’s Policy Agenda, review and develop positions on current legislation, meet with policymakers and other stakeholders to share the Network’s position, and provide guidance on the Network’s responses to the Budget.
2016 Committee Members
Mike Olenick, Ph.D., Committee Chair- Child Care Resource Center, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
Eric Peterson- Contra Costa Child Care Council
Sara Bachez- Public Board Member
Kelly Graesch- The Resource Connection, Amador and Calaveras Counties
Cheryl Nelson- Community Connection for Child Care, Kern County
Lorie Siebler- 4Cs of Sonoma County
Shannon Nelson- Crystal Stairs, Los Angeles County
Tiffany Phovixay- Family Resource & Referral Center, San Joaquin County