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  • Advocacy | CPAOM

    Advocacy Press Releases LARGEST ONE-TIME INVESTMENT CHILDCARE IN STATE HISTORY Governor and Legislature agree to infuse $1.4B into childcare September 23. 2021 LANSING, MI - The Childcare Providers Association of Michigan (CPAOM) is elated with passage of the state budget and its inclusion of $1.4B for the childcare industry. The historic move ensures families, childcare provider businesses, and childcare workers have the critical resources necessary to care for our state’s most precious citizens. “The essential childcare businesses and workers remain one of the most critical components to our state’s economic recovery and getting Michiganders back to work without worrying how their children will be cared for,” stated Lindsey Potter, CPAOM Board Member and Owner of Bright Light Early Care and Education. CPAOM has tirelessly worked with lawmakers, Department Officials and the Governor’s office over the past five months to help direct the state’s priorities in childcare and is pleased to see its priorities included in the new budget deal. Key priorities included in the state budget are: $158 million for an ongoing 30% rate increase and $222 million for a temporary rate increase; $117.4 million to pay providers on enrollment vs. attendance; $100 million in business start-up grants; $36.5 million to expand the number of spaces for infants and toddlers; and $30 million to offer $1,000 bonuses for childcare professionals. “This giant win to childcare is a result of many voices working with their local elected officials,” shares Potter. “Imagine the impact we could have if we collected our voice, maintained our flexibility and independence, and continued to preach the value of quality systems, business practices, limited government oversight, and the service of childcare within the Early Care and Education system! We urge all providers to join us.” ​ ​ Our Goals To ensure private licensed providers have a voice at the table at every state policy discussion. To provide decision-makers and legislators insight into how policies affect daily operations. To communicate and provide guidance to members regarding legislative and administrative changes that will affect daily operations. To advocate affordable childcare for families. Learn About the Membership Our Values Fairness across all levels of providers CPAOM believes that all level of Daycare providers deserves the same representation in Lansing. Partnership Respectful relationships are very important and on which our organization operates. We believe that quality of care we provide is measured by the quality of relationships we have with children, families, employees, funders, and legislators. We are committed to ensuring these relationships are respectful; warm and caring; honest and open; fair and equitable. Fiscal Responsibility We are committed to financial prudence and sustainability – to making decisions that take into consideration the overall financial health of the organization in order to meet our goals and objectives. We conduct ourselves in a manner that is professional and according to all business practices that are legal and ethical. "Membership in CPAOM allows my single center to have a voice at the state level; I get to pour into my local region while still knowing I am a voice to be heard within our Great State of Michigan." - Lindsey Potter, Bright Light Early Care & Education Who We Serve We serve the over 12,000 licensed Childcare Providers in the State of Michigan. Become a Member Learn About the Membership Board of Directors Our Board Lindsey Potter, Board Chair Bright Light Early Care & Education Owner/Director Meet Lindsey Denise L. Smith, MA Hope Starts Here Detroit Early Childhood Partnership Implementation Director Meet Denise La Tonya A. Glover Bright Beginnings Child Care Meet La Tonya Jared Rodriguez Executive Director Cindy Ray Secretary and Treasurer Interested in joining Childcare Providers Association of Michigan? Become a Member Contact Us (616) 274-0553

  • Membership | CPAOM

    Membership Membership Dues Structure Pricing is based on the # of children you are licensed for ​ 0-7 children: Home-based, family $50.00 per year 7-14 children: Home-based, group $65.00 per year 13-40 children: Small center $80.00 per year 41-120 children: Large center $100.00 per year ​ For multiple centers or centers licensed for 121 or more children, please contact or request a quote . ​ Membership dues auto-renew at the anniversary date and you can cancel your membership anytime. Become a Member Reasons to Join ​ You don’t have time to closely follow legislative and public policy issues that may affect your business and so will appreciate an industry organization working 24/7 on your behalf, with brief monthly Updates that keep you informed. You recognize that the businesses that survive the current state economic crisis will be the ones which are best informed about changing public policy issues. You want to be part of the statewide organization that is working everyday to support your interests along with those of your fellow Michigan childcare providers to protect and strengthen the Michigan childcare industry. You want the childcare industry to be present when policy and program decision are made. Ability to discuss your specific legislative issue with the CPAOM policy committee. Opportunity to testify in Lansing regarding the effects of legislative issues on your centers. Member Benefits Conversations with Providers Join your peers in sharing ideas around central topics that will help you build a better business. See Events for more information. Advocacy CPAOM is a collective group of childcare providers working with MainStreet Legislative Consulting to elevate our voices in Lansing Free Premium Membership with Small Business Association of Michigan For more information on the benefits included in this strategic partnership visit . View a flyer with detailse HERE . Training and Education Future Member Benefit Certified Training for Staff Future Member Benefit Center Certification Future Member Benefit Mentoring Pool Future Member Benefit Respite Pool to Provider Cover Staffing Future Member Benefit Shared Services Future Member Benefit

  • Childcare Providers Association of Michigan | CPAOM

    A collective voice working to improve childcare in Michigan Become a Member In doing our research it came to CPAOM’s attention that there are over 12,000 childcare providers in Michigan that do not have a collective voice when it comes to representation of their industry in Lansing. For the past few years there have been some initiatives taken by local providers to strengthen the connection to Lansing. They have worked with the Grand Rapids Chamber in writing boiler plate language for bills that have passed as well as worked closely with LARA and Lansing through the pandemic to help with rules, regulations, and funding. CPAOM, a 501 (c) 6 is an association founded to engage Michigan Licensed In-Home, Center, Group, Public, Private, Profit and Nonprofit Daycare providers in making changes for the betterment of our industry and those that we serve. Our Work Our primary focus in to be the collective voice in Lansing. We have engaged the services of MainStreet Legislative Consulting LLC. They are a division of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). Learn About Our Work What is an Association? In general, an association is a group of persons banded together for a specific purpose. To qualify under section 501(c) of the Code, the association must have a written document, such as articles of association, showing its creation. At least two persons must sign the document, which must be dated. Our Events Stay up to date with CPAOM through our events. We offer events for non-members and members. See Our Upcoming Events By providers for providers Member Benefits Peer to Peer Networking Join your peers in sharing best practices that will help you build a better business. Check out Events for more information. Advocacy CPAOM is a collective group of childcare providers working with MainStreet Legislative Consulting to elevate our voices in Lansing Training and Education Future Member Benefit Free Membership to Small Business Association of Michigan For more information visit Interested in joining Childcare Providers Association of Michigan? Learn About the Membership Contact Us 616-274-0553 Become a Member

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