Policy & Advocacy Skill-Building Webinars



Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to provide multiple pre-recorded skill-building webinars for you to amp up your advocacy skills. We appreciate you taking your time to engage in advocacy and lift up your voice for child care. Review our featured programs or peruse the full catalog of Policy & Advocacy recordings.

Full Catalog


What Does the Midterm Election Mean for Child Care?

Learn about the impact of the mid-term elections on child care policy and a preview of advocacy strategies for the new post-election landscape.


Catalyzing Growth: Leveraging Data to Advocate for Change Manage Product

Price of Care is the second in CCAoA’s new research series, Catalyzing Growth: Using Data to Change Child Care. This webinar features members of our research team will explain how the child care supply landscape and child care prices changed in 2021.


        Introduction to Federal Funding

This four-part webinar training series that will introduce and refresh advocates on the primary funding streams for child care at the federal level. The training also includes taking information on how to engage in advocacy efforts for increased federal funding.

The Advocate Spotlight

In this series, you can hear from advocates across the country about specific tactics they have used in their advocacy work in short 20-minute or less interviews. This series is for all advocates looking to learn more about different tactics they can incorporate into their work. 

     Mary Janssen: Hosting Visits for Lawmakers

     Hear from Mary in Iowa about how she hosts visits for lawmakers at child care facilities in her      advocacy work in our first installment of the Advocate Spotlight.

     Robin Phillips: Engaging with Local Businesses

     Hear from Robin in Missouri about how she engages with her business community about the        importance of child care in our second installment of the Advocate Spotlight.

     Marsha Basloe: The Power of Educators Sharing Their Stories

from Marsha in North Carolina discuss the importance and impact of early childhood       educators sharing their stories in our third installment of the Advocate Spotlight.

     Lisa Hildebrand: Hosting A Candidate Forum      
       Hear from Lisa in Rhode Island about how important it is for advocates to discuss child care     policy with state and local candidates by hosting a candidate forum.

   Jonny Carkin: Growing Your Non-Lobbying Advocacy Toolkit
       Hear from Jonny of Idaho about the various educational activities available for child care advocates, and the impact activation efforts like attending a rally to contacting a lawmaker has for the success of child care legislation.

   Janna Rodriguez: On the Importance of Early Care Educators in Advocacy
     Hear from Janna of New York, founder of the Innovative Daycare Corp, as she shares advice on how important it is for early care educators can get involved in advocacy, her journey, and tips to get started.

  Nancy Jost on the Benefits of Testifying on a Legislative Hearing
     Hear from Nancy of Minnesota, a fifty-year child care advocate shares her experience testifying for legislative hearings, why lawmakers must hear the personal narratives of early care educators, and what she learned from her run for the Minnesota State House in 2022.