Top Articles on Advocacy

Here are some of the most important articles on advocacy I’ve written: A Plan to Eliminate Illegal Child Care Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Changes Policy! What Can Be Done: Providers Not Fully Paid by Parent Subsidy Programs Why Child Care… Read More ›

Do You Do Child Care for Love or Money?

For most family child care providers the answer is “Both!” Family child care providers love children. It’s their number one motivating factor. But, earning money is also important. Unfortunately, in our society we undervalue the work of providers. Federal and… Read More ›

The State of the Child Care Workforce

There is a scientific consensus that early childhood education is central to shaping children’s lifelong knowledge and skills. Early educator’s skills, knowledge and well-being are inseparable from the quality of children’s early learning experiences. Yet, early educators are among the… Read More ›

Provider Wins Sewer Bill Fight

And you received a notice that you must purchase a new permit for $100 and pay $1,000 for an additional connection fee? That’s what happened to family child care provider Arnetta Christensen from Tacoma, Washington earlier this year. The reason?… Read More ›