We have reached our tipping point.

For generations, early childhood educators, parents, families, and caregivers have been fighting for equitable access to affordable child care, better pay, and working conditions for providers. So on May 13, we’re taking action: some childcare providers, with the support of the families they serve, are shutting their doors, some are calling out sick or closing down early, and all of us are standing in solidarity to draw attention to the national crisis that our childcare system is in.

On a “Day Without Child Care,” we pledge to spotlight the true cost of care and demand the funding we need for a 21st-century childcare system.

Our demands include:

  1. An equitable childcare system built on racial and gender justice
  2. Thriving wages for childcare providers
  3. Affordable and accessible child care for all families.

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More resources and information for Day Without Childcare 2024 are to be announced.  For questions, email [email protected]

Our movement is fighting for affordability for parents, stability for providers, and living wages for the Early education and care workforce. This fight, and this movement, is for the long haul.

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Childcare Changemakers is a project of Community Change Action.