Resources

Being an advocate for early childhood education requires having the necessary tools to make your voice heard. Add the resources below to your advocacy toolbox and join us in turning your passion into action!

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TO-GO BOXES

The America for Early Ed To-Go Box brings fun and important non-partisan advocacy tools and resources right to your front door! Perfect for conferences, meetings, and all ECE settings, the contents of this box will help you raise up early childhood education and educators in this year’s elections! Together, we can make sure that our votes help make the future brighter for all our children and families.

AFEE VOTER PLEDGE CARDS

High-quality early childhood education benefits children, families, and our country's economy. Make sure all candidates know we stand for expanding opportunity, supporting excellence, and investing in early childhood educators by adding your voice to the "Our Votes. Their Futures." campaign and pledging to vote early or on Election Day. Completed voter pledge cards should be scanned and emailed to advocacy@naeyc.org or mailed to NAEYC, 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.

TOWN HALL SIGNS

Equip yourself with our Town Hall Signs - complete with ECE slogans, facts, and questions to ask your candidate at a town hall.

ELECTION DAY ACTIVITIES

Maybe you’ve been communicating about an upcoming election for weeks (or months!)—but maybe not. Either way, here are some activities you can do ON Election Day to make sure people in your net- work exercise their right and responsibility to vote.

GOTV ACTIVITIES FOR NONPROFITS

GOTV stands for Get Out The Vote! GOTV is not a single activity but coordinated activities that encourage people to vote. Nonprofits that have a 501(c)3 tax status can be well positioned to help with GOTV activities. Download the flyer to learn more.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CANDIDATES

Strong relationships build trust and help ensure that policymakers know who you are, how you can be helpful, and why your mission is important. Put time into cultivating relationships, and your efforts will pay off— in the short term and the long term! Here are some tips to help.

TAKE ACTION WITH AMERICA FOR EARLY ED!

Help us mobilize support from voters and policymakers to create better opportunities for children, families, and educators. Help us ensure #ECEwins for all!

ELEVATE OUR CAUSE!

People of all walks of life agree: Investing in high–quality early childhood education and early childhood educators will make America brighter, stronger, and more competitive. You have a role in spreading this message with others.

JOIN US IN OUR KITCHEN TABLE TALKS

Our newsletter, Kitchen Table Talk, shares early childhood education wins from across the country, ways for you to get involved, resources you don’t want to miss, and important updates on government policy that will keep you up to date. Check out past issues and sign up today!

EXPAND YOUR PUBLIC POLICY KNOWLEDGE

Learn about federal programs and strategies to advance child care, early learning, and our current and future workforce.

BUILD YOUR ADVOCACY SKILLS

You have the passion. Now, gain the knowledge and skills to take your voice and advocacy efforts to new heights.

READ OUR FEDERAL POLICY PRIORITIES

Learn how America for Early Ed is working with the federal government to ensure our nation’s policies catch up with the significant body of research and science that shows investments in high-quality early learning with supported, skilled, and knowledgeable educators produces positive outcomes for our children, our families, and the economic future of our country.

EXPLORE OUR STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Advocating and connecting with elected officials at the state level is critical for driving innovation and strengthening access to high-quality early learning for today’s children. Learn how we can deliver on the promise of high-quality early childhood education for our children, families, and economy.

BECOME A PROACTIVE ADVOCATE

Download our advocacy postcard and commit to supporting greater investments in early childhood education! Print it out, write down the efforts you promise to participate in, and share your postcard via social media with the hashtag #ECEWins!