Contact: Child Care Answers
Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date/Time: February 25, 2011
Indiana Parent Selected to Share Her Child Care Story at National Conference
Advocates change in both Indiana and National Child Care Laws
Casey Williams, a parent of a two year old daughter from Indianapolis, has been selected to share her story as a parent advocate at the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (NACCRRA) symposium- Change the Conversation….Change Child Care, which is being held in Washington DC the week of March 14th.
Child Care Answers Resource and Referral, a local Indianapolis non-for profit agency, is excited to announce that they have received a grant from the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (NACCRRA) to sponsor Casey’s trip to Washington.
Casey enrolled her daughter in an Indianapolis unlicensed registered child care ministry in the late part of 2009. She later discovered that the director was a convicted felon who has a substantiated case for child abuse/neglect. Casey says that her daughter was mistreated, neglected and fed bare minimums of food at the child care facility. She believes that changes to the law are long overdue and until this happens, our children will continue to pay the price.
Casey shared her story with the Indiana Senate Committee for Health and Provider services on February 16th during the hearing for SB 56, which dealt with child care regulations. Casey wants to share her story with anyone that will listen in hopes that it will change the standards not just in Indiana but nationally. The symposium will include a day on Capital Hill in which Casey will visit and share her story with Congress members representing Indiana.
Child Care Answers is committed to educating the public on legislation that affects Indiana’s youngest children. They have created a new website dedicated to keeping the public aware of what is happening at state and national levels. You may visit the website at https://advocacycca.wordpress.com/ .
If you have a child care story that you would like to share please contact Emily Barrow from Child Care Answers at 317-631-4643.