Our Advocacy Focus Areas
Child Care Aware® of Missouri has a unique responsibility to educate and build awareness across the early childhood landscape that includes families, educators, community stakeholders, and the business community. We have identified four goals and four advocacy areas for the Missouri legislative session.
Advocacy Tool Kit
Your voice can make a difference in the lives of Missouri children, families, early childhood professionals, and child care educators. This Advocacy Tool Kit gives basic tools to start powerful conversations around the issues you care about with policymakers and elected officials.
Your Vote Matters
Voting is your right to show you care about decisions that affect your family, friends, and community. Many elections, especially local ones, are decided by on a handful of votes. Make sure your vote is counted?
Want to speak on behalf of young children and child care? Sign up on our Action Center. We will notify you when it is time to take action on issues you care about.
Unleash Your Inner Hero
Bland facts and figures can only do so much to create change. Real life stories help your representatives remember that when a decision is made that impacts children, families, and early childhood professionals, it is affecting real lives. Your story can be an inspiration to others.
Find Your Legislator
It’s important for all citizens to build relationships and communicate with those who represent them at the local, state, and national levels of government. Your elected officials need hear from you on issues you care about.