June 2013 E-Letter

Every Child Matters- LI June E- Letter
In This Issue
Step Up Locally
Step Up Statewide
Step Up Nationally
Other Resouces & Actions
Quick Links
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Dear Reader,

Now that school is just about over, will the summer months leave your child in good care while you work ?  This month’s e
-letter focuses on child care issues and actions.  Remember, your voice is a strong tool for enhancing the movement to REALLY make Every Child  Matter. 

Step Up Locally
As a concerned parent, community member, child care professional, or business leader you can make a difference.  Write letters of support and make phone calls to all your elected officials! Speak out on important issues like child care! Click here to read more from the Child Care Council of Nassau & Winning Beginnings.  

Step Up Statewide
Will you use your voice to contact your Congress Representatives and ask them to restore the $5 million in cuts from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services?  If so click here to find your member of Congress and contact information for our U.S. Senators.  To read more from Early Care & Learning Council about this issue click here.    

Step Up Nationally
The American economy cannot function efficiently without quality child care. Quality child care is in everyone’s best interest. Child care costs
are typically higher than what households spend on food, and care
for two children exceeds average rent costs. Child care is not a luxury for children, parents, and employers. Children in quality programs receive educational and social benefits that endure for life,and they are in safe environments while parents work.  Click here to read more of ECM’s Homeland Insecurity Report. 

Other Issues, Actions, Updates, Resources, etc.

Shanequa Levin
ECM-LI Director