Just one email, phone call, or conversation can potentially pave the way for new and innovative ways to reach more children and communities. Below are three easy ways that you can help advocate for early childhood education.Reach Out to Your Elected Representatives*
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What is early childhood advocacy and why is it important?
The goal of early childhood advocacy is to improve the lives of children and families by influencing legislators鈥?and policymakers鈥?opinions and activities. To carry out their responsibilities, public officials require and welcome the advice that well-informed people (like you) provide.
Do you want to be an early learning advocate?
Become the active, engaged, and informed early learning advocate that you want to be! The earliest years of a child鈥檚 life are a crucial time for learning鈥攁nd right now is a crucial time for us to advocate for the future of our children, families and economy.
Do early childhood professionals need to be policy wonks to advocate?
I鈥檝e found that many early childhood professionals become nervous when faced with the word 鈥渁dvocate.鈥?But as I tell them in my presentations, it isn鈥檛 necessary to be a policy wonk in order to advocate for early childhood education and developmentally appropriate practice.
What is the Nebraska early childhood advocacy association?
The organization is a great resource for research, news and expertise in advocacy. They also operate a Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy especially for those who want to learn how to effectively advocate and shape legislative decisions.