Advocacy & Public Policy in Arizona 
advocacy and public policy in Arizona

Become an advocate! 

Spearheading advocacy and public policy in Arizona is part of AzAEYC’s mission! Early childhood professionals understand the importance of quality early childhood education programs and the lasting impact that a good start in life provides for all young children.

Learn more about the issues that affect young children and their families – and the early childhood workforce.

Consider contacting those who shape state and national policy at local, state, and federal levels.
Register to vote! Our voices count.



NAEYC’s Call to Action
Effective Advocacy
NAEYC’s Position Statements



America for Early Ed


NAEYC launched Early Ed for President, our first non-partisan electoral advocacy campaign. America for Early Ed continues that successful initiative. With a commitment to expanding opportunity, supporting excellence and equity, and valuing early childhood educators, America for Early Ed serves as a mobilizing hub to ensure that candidates and policymakers from both sides of the aisle embrace early learning as essential. AzAEYC works closely with America for Early Ed to support advocacy and public policy in Arizona.

America for Early Ed Resources


Power to the Profession 

We’re building on guidelines, frameworks, and standards that currently operate across programs, organizations and states. NAEYC’s Power to the Profession initiative aims to establish a shared framework of career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation that unifies the entire profession.

This will lead to a comprehensive policy and financing strategy for their systemic adoption and implementation.

AzAEYC hosted Power to the Profession Dialogue Day to engage members on this very important and ongoing initiative.


Child Care Aware
Early Care and Education Consortium
National Association for Family Child Care
National Education Association
Worthy Wage Day


Advocacy and Public Policy in Arizona

Children’s Action Alliance
Child Care Aware Arizona
Expect More Arizona

5 Easy Action Steps for Early Childhood Advocates

Use your Voice: Ben Alteneder on ECE Policy and Advocacy