Why get involved with Drew CDC?
Research shows that early child investment is one of the most effective ways governments can help their constituents. Supporting healthy child development prevents many negative long-term outcomes, such as academic underperformance, criminal activity, and mental health challenges.
Given this insight, Drew CDC works with partner organizations, like Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) and California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA), to educate lawmakers on how to improve public policy and human services to better serve our children.
However, you don’t have to be an expert to help. By being a child advocate and volunteering to share their stories, everyday families like yours can come to Sacramento or City Hall to inform public officials on what families need and what solutions work best.
If you would like to share your story, or if you can help our child advocacy program connect with state and local legislators, we would love to work with you! Please reach out to us at Advocacy@drewcdc.org.
Hear From Real Families Who Count on Us for Their Child Care Needs.
“I’m grateful for all the help because without it I would have to worry about my daughter having the essentials.”- Yasmine Aguirre
“You guys are a blessing to the community. COVID has changed everyone’s life and everything is so expensive. God Bless You!”- Joanna Iniguez
“…[I]t helps because my kids can use a lot of diapers, thank you very much.”- Gregoria
“Great for moms who need help or someone to be there for them.”- Ericka Johnson
“…Even more than helping me to understand the children, [Drew CDC’s classes] also helped me to deal with myself…”- Child Care Provider