Taking Action for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

At Action for Children, we support a comprehensive and coordinated early learning system that is aligned with local, state and national efforts. In addition to our work with parents and providers, we also advocate for better and more accessible child care services, and offer a variety of tools so you can advocate for these important causes, too.

Our Advocacy Principles

Action for Children is committed to transforming the lives of young children by advocating for the adults who make the biggest impact on their lives. Learn more about the three principles that guide our advocacy work.

  • Advancing Children’s Well-Being

    Action for Children stands at the forefront of protecting and transforming the lives of children in central Ohio. Through active engagement with children and those who take care of them, we prioritize a child’s holistic development. By working on things like pre-K readiness and access to healthy food, we strive to ensure children in central Ohio are healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally, so that they can grow strong and achieve whatever they dream of.  

  • Championing Caregivers

    Our advocacy encompasses a broad spectrum of caregivers, recognizing the diverse ways individuals step into nurturing roles for children. Whether it’s through formal channels like child care programs, the intricate process of adoption, or any other unique circumstance that brings an adult into a caregiving role, we emphasize the importance of equipping these individuals with the necessary tools, resources, and support systems.  

  • Defending Families

    At Action for Children, we are committed to defending families’ ability to parent with dignity. We firmly believe that financial status should never be a barrier to a parent’s ability to nurture and provide for their children. To this end, we work tirelessly to advocate for policies and initiatives that ensure every guardian, regardless of their income level, has access to the resources, support, and opportunities necessary to raise their family in a nurturing environment.  

Advocacy Efforts

In addition to our local advocacy endeavors, we contribute to statewide and national advocacy efforts that contribute to a better future for children, families, and child care professionals.

Statewide Advocacy

Action for Children partners with statewide advocacy organizations, including:

National Advocacy

Action for Children also partners with organizations at the national level, including:

Statements & Updates

We frequently release statements in response to public decisions, such as budgets and court rulings, that will affect children and their opportunities for care. You can also keep up on our advocacy and outreach via our blog.

Reach Out

To find out more or support the advocacy work we do at Action for Children, reach out to us today.