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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
  • Real-time issue alerts
  • Conference calls with access to our lobbyists
  • …plus benefits of all lower levels

Advocacy Leader

  • Two (2) conference registrations
  • Access to lobbyists via NCLCCA with issues affecting your school
  • …plus benefits of all lower levels

Advocacy Partner

  • One (1) Training event registration
  • Personalized certificate
  • 10% discount on conference sponsorships and exhibits
  • …plus benefits of all lower levels

Advocacy Friend

  • Membership in Advocacy Council network
  • Electronic public policy updates during legislative session
  • Listing on NCLCCA Advocacy Council  webpage
  • Opportunity to guide NCLCCA via surveys on critical issues

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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 (Zac Everhart)

Smart Kid CDC (Kevin Campbell)

Cadence Education (Sheila Gooden
Princess Child Care (Purnell McQueen)

Advocacy Partners

Appletree Day Care, Inc (Carolyn Driggers)

Building Blocks Early Education (Perry Melton)
Children’s World Learning Ctrs (Billy Walton)

Creative Minds (Liz Peloquin)
Primary Beginnings LLC (Michele Baker)
The Learning Tree (Marta Jo Slater)

Primrose Eastfield Village (Bill Mitchell)

Providence Preparatory School (Sandy Weathersbee)
WEE SCHOOL Child Dev’t Ctrs  (Vernon Mason)


Advocacy Friends

A Child's World (Andy Hewitt)

Creative Day School (Annette Gentry)
Harvest Learning Center (Lynette Mitchell)
Heather Park CDC (Hilda Zimmer)

Nobel Learning Communities (Carol Dobyns)
Primrose Heritage Wake Forest (Angelo Pettis)
Primrose Holly Grove (Elliott Blades)
Small World Child Care (Bill Batts)

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