Advocacy & Public Policy Resources 

Learn about AzAEYC’s Shared Services Web Tool.

Associate Superintendent for Policy and Government Relations at Arizona Department of Education’s Callie Kozlak shared her presentation on state priorities.

Decades of research show the impact of high–quality early learning.

Fact sheets on how Investing in high–quality early childhood education produces positive outcomes for children, families, and the economic future of our country.

The 2020 Arizona Early Childhood Public Policy Forum: Agenda

Count ALL Kids: Facts on the U.S. Census

Recommendations and Evidence

Establishing a unifying framework for the Early Childhood Profession

Become an advocate! 

5 Easy Action Steps for Early Childhood Advocates

Use your Voice: Ben Alteneder on ECE Policy and Advocacy

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.

ARIZONA and AzAEYC LOCAL RESOURCES
Children’s Action Alliance
Child Care Aware Arizona
Expect More Arizona

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.

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

NAEYC Advocacy Resources

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

National Resources

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