2013 is here and should prove to be an exciting time for the private child care industry. CCCA has many plans to help elevate the interests and needs of the industry through lobbying efforts, enhanced communication with legislators and an active role in regulation changes. As individuals we can all take steps to support the efforts of our industry as a whole.
It is important to seek out the information that helps best prepare for a changing world. Read the news, follow industry organizations and research legislative developments. It is both our right and our responsibility. And most important, become a member of CCCA and participate in our process. We will filter what is happening so that you, as a childcare owner, will understand how the issues affect you.
We must voice our own needs and advocate for our best interests. We must join organizations and participate in meetings and committees. We must communicate with legislators and let them know how they can support our businesses. We must write to editors or attend hearings to speak out about issues.
Celebrate success as business owners
We should celebrate our success as business owners and remember that people count on our ability to be successful. We provide jobs and quality childcare. We support our communities and local organizations. We care deeply about our employees and want them to be successful, too. And let’s remember that we, as well as our employees, pay taxes that help to run our government and to fund projects around the state.