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Be Their Voice. Join Indiana's Family Advisory Council

Do you have ideas about how to improve early childhood education programs and policies at the local, state or federal level? Help improve services in your community by joining Indiana’s Family Advisory Council. Indiana’s Family Advisory Council will be made up of community members who have been involved with or are currently engaging in early childhood education services or programs. Council members will gather every other month beginning in September 2024 to provide input on relevant topics in order to affect systems-level change. Compensation will be provided to those who participate. Our goal is to give families a voice in influencing early childhood education policies and identify barriers and solutions to early childhood issues. After you complete the interest form, your local Child Care Resource and Referral Network agency will contact you. If this form does not meet your translation needs, please contact us.

Frequently asked Questions

  • How will my feedback be heard and used?

    At each meeting, Child Care Referral and Resource Network team memberswill ask your opinion on specific topics and issues, take notes and then report back to you on how your feedback is being used.

  • When and how will meetings be held?

    Each Child Care Referral and Resource Network agency will host a bi-monthly meeting starting in September. The locations of these meetings will be determined by the agencies, and more information will be provided to those who are selected to participate. Meetings may be in-person, virtual or hybrid.

  • How will I be compensated?

    Council members will be compensated with an electronic gift card after each one-hour meeting. Those participating in-person will receive $125 and those participating virtually will receive $100. Gift cards will be distributed via email. Once receiving the email, participants will choose from a list of popular retailers, such as Amazon and Target, and redeem their gift card for use.

  • How many meetings do I need to attend? When is the first meeting?

    Meetings will start in September 2024 and continue every other month for a year, totaling six meetings in all.

  • How are families chosen for the council? How will I know if I am part of the Family Advisory Council?

    Families that are interested should complete the interest form above. Those who complete the form will be interviewed by a member of their local Child Care Resource and Referral Network agency. If you are selected for the council, you will receive an invitation to the first meeting, which will take place in September.