Not convinced existing advocacy efforts were sufficient for child cares, a child care director emailed two others she met at a conference. They met in Palm Springs two weeks later and started drawing up plans on a whiteboard.
CQEL has grown and grown. Now we're five-hundred members strong. We host regular high-value trainings and events. We lead child care providers in grassroots advocacy. And we've built the connective tissue between thousands of child care leaders to support each other and build together.