Two weeks ago, NAEYC brought 350 early childhood educators to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials about the importance of growing the bipartisan investment in high-quality child care and early learning.
We have a strong history of leading complex conversations and implementing innovative solutions. Now, it is our time to use all that we know to take action and be the advocates that children, families, and educators need.
Advocating for policies, laws, and regulations that affect children in a local context is very personal and emotional. At the local level, perhaps more than at the state or national levels, it takes more than compelling facts to be an effective advocate.
On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Long-term impact is not the only economic story about early childhood education. There is a more immediate and equally compelling story about the impact the early childhood workforce has on the nation’s current economic health.