Valentine’s Day may still be a few weeks away, but child care advocates across the country are already busy with a project to bring attention to the importance of child care and early learning. The project? Making valentines to the U.S. Senate that highlight the importance of investing in high-quality, affordable child care.  This project is part of an effort by NWLC, national partners, and child care advocates across the country to ensure that Congress understands the need for new funding to successfully implement the new Child Care and Development Block Grant reauthorization law.


Here’s how you can get involved:

Step 1: Get out your crafting supplies! Make valentines with child care messages (e.g. “Support young hearts & minds: Invest in child care!).

Step 2: Mail valentines to D.C. (more info about where to send below) by Friday, 2/6.

Step 3: We’ll deliver the valentines to Senate offices on Thursday, February 12.


Here’s where to send valentines: 

National organizations can collect valentines from their membership and networks and deliver them to Amanda Hooper at NWLC, or have your fields send them to Amanda at NWLC (Address: National Women’s Law Center , 11 Dupont Circle NW, Ste 800; Washington, DC 20036).  Please make sure the valentines arrive at NWLC by February 9.

 

But the Valentine’s Day fun doesn’t end there!  We’re also turning to Twitter to talk about the importance of investing in child care and early learning:

#InvestInUs Child Care Twitter Storm

What: Tweet messages in support of investing in child care, including the hashtag #InvestInUs. 

Who: @NWLC, child care advocates across the country, and YOU!

When: Thursday, February 12 from 2-3 pm ET

Why:  As Valentine’s Day approaches, join us as we ask our lawmakers to support young hearts and minds by investing in child care!

For example: Dear Congress: This Valentine’s Day, support young hearts and minds by investing in child care. #InvestInUs