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Advocacy Council


Why is investing in the NCLCCA Advocacy Council so important for your business?

You are busy running your business and providing high-quality child care and early education for NC children and families. 
NCLCCA is busy serving as your WATCHDOG and ADVOCATE in Raleigh – making sure your voice is heard by state legislators, regulators and the governor. 

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu!”

NCLCCA is the only advocate in the state for private, licensed child care providers.  No other organization is working specifically on your challenges and concerns in the state legislative and regulatory arenas.  There is greater strength in greater numbers!   Your involvement and support will make us more effective on issues impacting children, families and your bottom line, including pre-K, subsidy, SEEK, certification and a host of burdensome, costly rules and regulations.

What is NCLCCA Advocacy?

  • Working together to advance a member-driven agenda in the state legislature each year
  • Top-ranked, full-time lobbying team representing NCLCCA members in the NC General Assembly
  • Watchdog in the regulatory arena – NCLCCA representatives at all meetings of the Commission, DCDEE subsidy and rated license advisory committees, NC Pre-K advisory committee, and more
  • Valuable communication on child care issues and legislative and regulatory activity in time to make a difference. 

Knowledge is power!

Your Advocacy Dollars help support...

  • Full-time lobbyist representation
  • Communication with members
  • Communication to decision-makers
  • Website support
  • NCLCCA growth, for a louder VOICE
  • ...and more!

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What are the BENEFITS of Advocacy Council Participation?

Advocacy Champion

  • Recognition at all NCLCCA events
  • Preferred seating at all NCLCCA events
  • Real-time issue alerts
  • Breaking news alerts
  • …plus benefits of all lower levels

Advocacy Leader

  • Invitation to quarterly Government Affairs conference calls with NCLCCA leaders and lobbyists.
  • Two (2) conference registrations
  • Preferred seating at the Government Affairs Forum
  • Weekly electronic public policy updates during legislative sessions
  • …plus benefits of all lower levels

Advocacy Partner

  • Invitation to annual Donor Appreciation event
  • Personalized plaque
  • Preferred seating at the annual meeting
  • Opportunity to guide association via surveys on critical issues
  • 10% discount on conference sponsorships and exhibits
  • …plus benefits of all lower levels

Advocacy Friend

  • Special Gift
  • Recognition in advocacy communication
  • One (1) Annual Meeting registration
  • Membership in Advocacy Council network
  • Monthly electronic public policy updates during legislative session
  • Listing on NCLCCA Advocacy Council  webpage

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How much does it cost each year to become an Advocacy Council Member and how do I sign up?

Pricing begins at $600 annually.  Advocacy Council commitments are set up on automatic recurring payment using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or bank draft.  We can process payments annually, semiannually, quarterly or is your choice.  Our goal is to have the recurring payments made to us automatically so that our time can be spent on tasks other than administrative ones!


To become a part of this group, please complete the Advocacy Council Commitment Form, which can be returned to us via email or fax (888-420-9699).

Advocacy Champions

Childcare Network (Dana Ramsey)

KinderCare Education (Celia Sims)
The Sunshine House  (Emily Habig)

Advocacy Leaders

Apple Tree Acad/Affiliates (Bob Greear)
Excel Learning Centers (Kim Ipock)
Kids ‘R’ Kids Corporate (Beverly Miller)

Smart Kids CDC (Kevin Campbell)

Advocacy Partners

Appletree Day Care, Inc (Carolyn Driggers)
Children’s World Learning Ctrs (Billy Walton)
Elite CDC (Richard & Dee Almond)
Nobel Learning Communities (Carol Dobyns)
Primary Beginnings LLC (Michele Baker)
The Learning Tree (Marta Jo Slater)
WEE SCHOOL Child Dev’t Ctrs  (Vernon Mason)


Advocacy Friends

Building Blocks Early Education (Perry Melton)
Creative Day School (Annette Gentry)
Creative Minds (Liz Peloquin)
Harvest Learning Center (Lynette Mitchell)
Heather Park CDC (Hilda Zimmer)
Primrose Eastfield Village (Bill Mitchell)
Primrose Heritage Wake Forest (Angelo Pettis)
Primrose West Cary (Tori Scuderi)
Primrose West Lake/Holly Grove (Elliott Blades)
Small World Child Care (Bill Batts)

Trinity Child Care (Linda Vandevender)


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