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No one understands the needs of parents and children in childcare like parents of other children in childcare do. One way to help build community support and awareness is to start a parents' group. Talk to your childcare provider and see if they will allow you to post or hand out a flyer to other parents at the center where your child goes. Look for free bulletin boards at area stores and laundromats and post flyers there. Hold meetings and exchange phone numbers and email addresses. Have the group participate in fundraisers such as bake sales and other "in the public eye" events. Let your local child licensing agency know your group exists so that they may pass on the information. In this way you can build a network of concerned people and raise public awareness of the needs of parents and children.