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Government Relations

The Child Care Resource Center works diligently to bring our knowledge of the needs of the children and families served in our communities to decision makers at the local, state and federal government.

Our Work

Click here to view our Board-approved policy priorities for 2023, which are approved each fall.

Our Government Relations department works with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coalition and other advocacy organizations and service providers to identify the need for child care and early education across the state. We meet with local, state and federal officials to educate them of the need in our communities and explain the resources and services CCRC provides.


Click here to read our Legislative Website created by our Design and Research teams, which includes information about how much money we invest in our service area, how much funding child care receives, how many children we serve versus how many children are on our waitlist and data illustrating how child care benefits the economy and children’s development.

Click here to view our Child Care & Early Childhood Education Timeline.

How Subsidized Early Care & Education Programs Work

Click here to view how the Administration for Children and Families and the State of California administers money to programs and their basic eligibility/qualifications.

Your Involvement

Finding Your Elected Officials

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Who are your representatives? Click Here to find your State Senate, State Assembly or United States Congressional Representative, as well as information on how you can contact them. We encourage you to reach out to their local offices to urge them to support child care and early education legislation.

Register to Vote

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By registering to vote and casting your ballot in local, state and national elections, you can help shape your local community as well as affect state and federal policies. Click Here to check your voter status or register to vote.


Federal Resources

State Resources

Local Resources

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Donna Sneeringer, Chief Strategy Officer at [email protected], James Moses, Regional Director at [email protected], or Patrick MacFarlane, Government Relations at [email protected].

Government Relations Team


Amanda Gray

Community Development Administrative Assistant

Donna Sneeringer, MPA

Vice President &
Chief Strategy Officer

James Moses

Regional Director of San Bernardino


Jennifer Portillo

Government Relations Specialist


Juliet Terry

Government Relations Specialist

LaWanda Wesley

LaWanda Wesley, Ed.D.

Director of Government Relations


Maria Jose Romo

Government Relations Specialist

Patrick MacFarlane

Manager of Government Relations


Yvonne Perez

Government Relations Specialist