Six core principles guide the way we work:
Our Coordinating Committee shapes and advances The Network's priorities.
In our first three years, we will build a shared political analysis and long-term strategic pathway to achieve our ultimate purpose—aligning and building power at and across local, state, and national campaign efforts to achieve shared nationwide policy demands.
We will deepen our shared analysis of all those acting in the child care space and related movements to identify where we have capacity, where our capacity must be grown, where more coordination is needed, and where critical gaps exist.
We will collectively craft and/or advocate for federal and state policy proposals and funding levels that align with our core values and provide a pathway to transformative change.
We will build political power by developing a strong constituency of child care voters (and supporters) and by supporting a movement of leaders across the country who are making transformational demands.
We will help coordinate and fill gaps to ensure that transformative policy changes are won and effectively implemented at the local, state, and federal levels.