The 5th Annual Arizona Early Childhood Public Policy Forum
Advancing Equity for the Child Care Workforce
Sharpen your advocacy skills and help advance an equitable, well-supported, well-compensated early care and education (ECE) workforce. Participants will learn from policy leaders and community experts, explore local/state resources, and refine their messaging to be an informed and effective advocate for children, families, and the ECE profession.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Virtual on Zoom
Registration opens 1/11 and closes 2/10.
Did you register for the 2023 Arizona Early Childhood Day at the Capitol on February 16? If so, it is highly encouraged you attend the Forum on February 11 to prepare beforehand and receive an overview of the in-person logistics for the Day at the Capitol. For more information: azeca.
This professional development event was funded by a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association with support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This event is a collaboration between Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children, Arizona Early Childhood Education Association, Arizona Head Start Association, Children’s Action Alliance, Child Care Resource & Referral – Arizona, Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children, and Arizona Early Childhood Alliance.
Professional Development Certificate
A certificate of professional development for 2.0 hours is available after completing a brief post-session survey. A link to the PDF copy of the certificate is on the survey completion page. If you’d also like to be marked as “Attended” in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry, include your Registry ID number in your survey response. We will mark participants as “Attended” within 10 business days of completing the survey.
Resources and Handouts
To learn more about advocacy and to get involved in your community, we encourage you to check out these resources and handouts.
- NAEYC “Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement”: Outlines steps and recommendations to (1) provide quality early learning programs that build on each child’s unique individual and family strengths, cultural background, and experiences; and (2) eliminate differences in educational outcomes and build equitable early care and education systems.
- Storytelling for Advocacy: How to Tell You Story
- Telling the Story of Yourself: 6 Steps to Writing Personal Narratives
- Town Hall Final Report – During the virtual 5th Annual Arizona Early Childhood Public Policy Forum on February 11, 2023, 60 early childhood educators, parents, and community champions participated in an Arizona Town Hall session focused on Advancing Equity for the Child Care Workforce. This report reflects the collective voices of the participants and their shared consensus around equitable access to child care and a well-supported, well-compensated early care and education profession.