On November 8 and 9 join CLASP and the Massachusett's Attorney General's Office for the 4th annual Making Paid Sick Days Work: Sharing Strategies 2018 convening.
On November 2-3, 2017, CLASP convened the CCRY Network’s Fall 2017 meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Warmly hosted by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE), network members and guests explored ways to build just, healthy, connected communities through change at the systems level. Meeting materials and follow-up resources are below.
About the Meeting
Families with infants and toddlers need high-quality, affordable early care and education programs that support child development, promote parents’ engagement in children’s learning, and allow parents to work or go to school.
We recently talked with Molly Moon, Founder and CEO of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle, a small business that has always advocated for workers rights, about why it’s important for business leaders to support progressive workplace public policies. Here’s a summary of our interview with her.
CLASP: Why do you think it’s important to have public policies requiring all employers to provide paid sick days/paid family leave/fair schedules instead of leaving it up to individual employers?
Infants and toddlers need strong parents who are adequately supported and have effective parenting skills. All parents want to give their children the best start in life, but some need extra support and resources to fully nurture their children’s development.
Economic instability is often at the core of other challenges faced by young children and their families. Infants’ and toddlers’ parents need good jobs in responsive workplaces and access to assistance when they are unable to make ends meet.
Good physical and mental health is one of the most important factors for babies’ and their parents’ overall wellbeing. Infants and toddlers need to be in good health to learn and grow properly. Parents need to be healthy, too, in order to provide for their families and spend quality time with their children.
You can use the following tweets to promote CLASP's new reports on immigration policy's effect on young children and early childhood educators:
During critical early years, children need #healthcare, #nutrition, stability. Trump’s #immigration actions are upending lives & futures of kids in #immigrant families. Read @CLASP_DC report. #bthru8 #NoRaids #Not1More http://ow.ly/mF1D30iGVUd
Through several public statements and leaked policy proposals, the Trump Administration has made clear its intent to make life more difficult for low-income immigrant families, including their U.S. citizen children, by restricting their ability to access basic programs that safeguard their health care, nutrition, housing, and economic security. https://www.clasp.org/sites/default/files/Flier%20on%20Public%20Charge.pdf This page provides resources from the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign.