The 6th Annual Arizona Early Childhood Public Policy Forum
Sharpen your advocacy skills and help advance equitable, affordable, accessible child care in Arizona. Participants will learn from policy leaders and community experts, explore local/state resources, and plan their messaging to be an informed and effective advocate with lawmakers on behalf of children, families, and the ECE profession.
Saturday, January 20, 2023
9-11:30 a.m. (Phoenix time)
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.
Are you planning on attending the 2024 Arizona Early Childhood Day at the Capitol on Monday, January 22, 2024? If so, it is highly encouraged you attend the Forum on January 20 to prepare beforehand and receive an overview of the in-person logistics for the Day at the Capitol. For more information: https://azeca.org/.
AZECA Early Childhood Day at the Capitol 2024
- 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.