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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SO YOU HAVE AN EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM? HELP YOUR STAFF AND FAMILIES VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
The children you care for can’t vote, but the staff and families you work with can! Our votes impact our children’s futures—and on November 6, we all have an opportunity to make our voices heard. Here are 3 ways you can support your staff and families to vote:
“Our Votes. Their Futures.” Phone Bank: Reminding Educators and Parents to Get Out The Vote.
Young children are counting on us to remember that our votes impact their futures! That’s why we’re working to remind early childhood educators, parents of young children, and others to vote on or before November 6. Download this resource to learn how you can make a difference in two easy steps:.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to NAEYC, 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!