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Government Relations

Child Care Resource Center develops meaningful relationships with lawmakers, who play a critical role in influencing legislation that impacts children, families and child care providers. CCRC works diligently to bring awareness to local, state and federal lawmakers the challenges faced by those we serve and ways to improve the lives of children and families.

Our Work

Click here to view our board-approved policy priorities for 2022, which are set 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, areas of improvement, and funding challenges for child care and early education across the state.

Click here to view our 2023 Legislative Dashboard.


Click here to view our Legislative Website, which includes information about the money we invest in our service area, funding for child care, the number of children we serve versus how many children are on our waitlist, and data that illustrates 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.

How Subsidized Child Care can Support Early Identification and Intervention - PDF Publication

A Window of Opportunity: Child care service agencies already play an important role in the subsidized child care system click here to learn How Subsidized Child Care can Support Early Identification and Intervention.

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

Donna Sneeringer, MPA

Vice President &
Chief Strategy Officer

James Moses

Regional Director of San Bernardino


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

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