Raising parent expertise so their voices are heard at the policy table

Parent Voices is a parent-run, parent-led grassroots effort that works to make quality child care accessible and affordable to all families. In January 2023, the Network officially and excitedly announced that Parent Voices had taken a giant step towards autonomy to grow the influential voice and leadership of parents in our state. Parent Voices is no longer a “program” operating under the auspices of the Network. They are now a fiscally sponsored project under a grants management organization, which better positions their work to expand and focus parent leadership development and advocacy under their own direction and leadership!

Through grassroots organizing and leadership development, Parent Voices activates and centers the wisdom of parents to transform child care and ensure all systems that impact families are just, fair, and inclusive. Parent Voices is a partnership of parents throughout California that combines leadership development and community organizing in its efforts to increase funding, improve quality, and provide better access to child care for all families.

Parent Voices have testified before legislative and budget committees, helped draft legislation, organized candidate forums, registered voters, and encouraged scores of parents to become active in the process of creating appropriate public policy.

Visit the Parent Voices website to learn more about this empowering organization.