The NCCCC advocacy priorities focus on three important dimensions of early childhood care and education at our two and four year institutions of higher education.
We realize that advocacy is more effective with partners who can pool resources and speak with a stronger voice. Organizations N4C is actively working on development of collaborations with other groups that share commitment to our priorities
New Advocacy Resources
CCAMPIS Data-Office of Child Care and Family Resources assets/docs/advocacy/university_of_wisconsin_ccampis_data.docx
Visit www.iwpr.org to read two recent Fact Sheets from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research regarding campus child care issues:
NCCCC Core Issues for Public Policy Positions
The following public policy positions are based on the NCCCC statements of mission, philosophy and purpose; and on the history of positions taken by the organization. These Core Positions represent basic assumptions that board and staff can use when making decisions related to public policy. They are a guide to help board and staff members articulate where NCCCC stands on key issues in the field.
High quality early care and education programs are essential for institutions of higher education. They are a proven component of student parent success. They enable colleges and universities to recruit and retain quality faculty and staff. As a key resource to departments of education, they help education students learn about developmentally appropriate practice. And, they provide a valuable venue for child development and other research. Understanding this, it is the policy of NCCCC to support activities and initiatives that:
1. Support funding for early childhood programs such as:
2. Promote Quality Development by:
3. Promote Diversity by:
Issues of Protocol
These core policy positions give NCCCC board members a sense of the kinds of issues that NCCCC supports. NCCCC is most frequently asked to support these items, but from time to time the organization could be asked to take a stand on something that is not clearly included under these positions.
NCCCC Advocacy Protocol
Some Components of a Successful Advocacy Campaign1. Clear Goal
2. Define the Audience
3. Media (May have to develop a long term, multidimensional strategy)
4. Quality and Quantity Contacts
Tools for Advocacy:
How do I get information/updates on the CCAMPIS grant?
You can search the US Department of Education website at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/campisp/index.html;
University of Wisconsin- Madison position paper on CCAMPIS
Campus Child Care: The Responsibility to Provide the Highest Quality ProgramsA Position Statement from the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers