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Addressing Inequities in the Child Care System Through the Lens of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Providers  

 Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers are largely overlooked in the child care system, rarely receiving equitable, if any, support. Panelists will discuss how the legacy of racism affects FFN policies and advocacy, strategies that are rooted in anti-racist practices to support these caregivers, as well as wins and challenges from advocacy and policy efforts. Come learn the role of advocates in Colorado and Illinois who are changing the narratives surrounding FFN child care providers.