Policy Changes and Improvements to the Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Program

The providers participating in this program are essential and their challenges are real. These challenges range from facing multiple attendance verification audits throughout the year to delayed payments. Further, slow processing of CCS program applications affects...

Executive Director Christina Peusch Appointed to the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care

MSCCA's Executive Director, Christina Peusch has been appointed to the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care by the Governor representative as the co-chair of the Office of Child Care Advisory Council. The Commission on Trauma-Informed Care is charged with coordinating a...

Citation from the Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus

https://youtu.be/F3UFeWiUn6Q MSCCA is sharing the official citation from the Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus recognizing our essential teachers in child care early childhood on National Day of Recognition for Child Care Providers! Maryland appreciates you and all...

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is a proactive stance taken by individuals in response to particular issues that concern them. In early childhood education, the purpose of advocacy is to promote ideas and seek a resolution that will affect children and families in positive ways (Kieff 2009).

Why Legislative Updates?

We strive to keep you informed of the latest happenings in Annapolis impacting Early Childhood Education and work to meet with legislators to discuss pending legislation that affects MSCCA members.

Public Policy Meeting Schedule

MSCCA Legislative task force/public policy committee meetings September 2022 through June 2023.
See our schedule with our partners.
MSCCA also reviews public policy agenda at our monthly Board meetings.

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We strive to keep you informed of the latest happenings in Annapolis impacting Early Childhood Education.

URGENT Tweet Storm Today

Use these hash tags #FundChildCare and #ChildCareNow Tweet Storm” planned for 10:00 am TODAY, March 23 Congress has not included child care in federal stimulus package -we must work together to use our collective voices NOW. Child care is critical and we have to...

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We have to Make Our Voices Heard: SB 1000 & HB 1300

Now is time to keep communication going with legislators ASAP all week long. They are making decisions over next few weeks and we MUST flood their offices with emails, phone calls and visits or their office of time allows. We have to make our voices heard. MSCCA is...

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Kirwan Bill HB1300-SB1000 Prekindergarten Sections

MSCCA has been able to make an impact in some of the legislation, but will submit more amendments on Monday at the Hearing. Will share our amendments on our legislative page! Please feel free to contact your legislators and let them know how this will impact you....

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The Right Way to Meet Kirwan’s Universal Pre-K Goal

By Christina Peusch We urge you to contact your legislators! Click here http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/members/district They need to hear from you !!! MSCCA will testify and ask for amendments. We need your voice to make a bigger impact as this will impact your...

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MSCCA Op/Ed on Universal Pre-K

MSCCA recently submitted an Op/Ed to the Baltimore Sun on Jan. 9, 2020. The Sun has agreed to run this article but we also wanted to share the article with our members and social media followers. The Kirwan legislation Senate Bill 1000 dropped at the end of last week....

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