Upcoming Advocacy Events


Early Childhood Day on the Hill

January 17, 2019

10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Iowa State Capitol Building

E 9th Street & Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50319

Please join us for the Early Childhood Day on the Hill. This event will be held at the Capitol on January 17, 2019 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. This year is all about you! “The workforce behind the workforce” Come be a voice for the early childhood workforce.

Did you know ?

- 65% of parents are late to work or leave early because of child care issues.*

-Over a 6 month period, almost half of parents are absent from work at least once due to child care issues, missing an average of 4.3 days.**

We realize that child care and businesses need to work together to sustain a reliable workforce in Iowa. We want to partner with Iowa businesses to share this importance with our elected officials. We can’t wait to see you at the Capitol on January 17, 2019.

*Child Care Aware. (2018). The US and the High Cost of Child Care. Retrieved from http://usa.childcareaware.org/advocacy-public-policy/resources/research/costofcare/ 


Past Advocacy Events

The Workforce Behind the Workforce Legislative Luncheon, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
On Wednesday, March 28th Iowa AEYC hosted a legislative luncheon to focus on the early care and education workforce. Our workforce is the foundation that supports Iowa’s parents in getting to work in all other sectors. We have a great turnout that included over 60 people total, with 30 legislators represented from both sides of the aisle. Thanks to all who took the time to join us and advocate for improved compensation and supports for the ECE workforce!
Fact Sheet
2-Generation Early Childhood Day on the Hill, Monday, March 19, 2018
This year's overarching theme was 2-Generation services to support both young children and their families. On Monday, March 19 early childhood advocates were prepared with facts and fun hand outs for Iowa's legislators at the Iowa Capitol Rotunda. The message, "Children's education and healthy development inspire parents and set the entire family on a more secure path." was shared by the Iowa AEYC staff and supporters. Thank you to all those who participated in the event.
Fact Sheet