NCLEJ Promoted Child Care for Working Parents

As advocates for improved child care for low-income families, we were involved in a variety of reform efforts to address the problems caused by byzantine, woefully inadequate child care systems that leave tens of thousands of children without reliable, quality child care and endanger a parent’s ability to work steadily. As the lead organization from 2001 to 2005 in a collaborative project with the Child Care Law Center and Legal Momentum, we documented problems, created training and education materials, organized policy conferences, and forged promising alliances in Texas, New York, Illinois, California, and Alabama. In New York, we continue to participate in ongoing discussions with the State Office of Children and Family Services to identify critical child care issues and develop strategies to address them.