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Intention to Action: We Need You This Week!

Make every day count, with one activity each day!

Monday, April 29: Tell Congress to #FundChildCare

With Congress back in session and moving forward on appropriations, we are sharing these short videos and social media posts for you to post TODAY! Let’s make sure your members of Congress know that: (a) increased funding for child care has made quality, affordable child care a reality for more families; and (b) it is critical for them to continue to grow funding for CCDBG!

Bonus: Want to be able to tell your Congressional members about the data on child care supply for the districts they represent? Now you can! Check out the fact sheets from our friends at the Center for American Progress.

Tuesday, April 30: Join #StrollingThunder

We’re proud to partner with our friends at ZERO TO THREE and families from across the country for ! If you’re not in DC, make sure you join online, where you can share, tweet and email to tell Congress to #ThinkBabies and make their potential a national priority!

Bonus: As a member of the Child Poverty Action Group, we’re also proud to share information for , a briefing from 2-3pm ET on 4/30 with First Focus and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Wednesday, May 1: Share Your Feedback

Kick the month of May off right by reading and sharing your expertise and opinions on the new . Everyone who worked on this effort is eager to hear from the field, and we hope that you use—and encourage others to use—as many outlets for feedback as work for you! You can:

Get started today! #PowerToTheProfession

Thursday, May 2: Explore Diversity in the ECE Workforce

Join New America, NAEYC, Education Trust and more for an event from 9:30 – 11:30 am ET highlighting the latest research on teacher diversity. We’ll talk about our upcoming report that focuses on elevating the voices and experiences of early childhood educators from communities of color, and we’ll discuss best practices and policy solutions.

Bonus: This week’s #EarlyEdChat is on NIEER’s , so make sure you join from 2-3 pm ET, and don’t miss the joint blog between NAEYC and NIEER on how to elevate the early childhood educator profession to go 

Friday, May 3: Catch Up on Some Reading

Who’s ready for some rest? Head into the weekend with some great reads and resources:

And there’s more to come! We’re looking ahead to Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 6-10, and to , where we’ve got great sessions on everything from CCDBG to DAP to the 2020 Census. Don’t forget to register; prices increase after May 3!