Upcoming Advocacy Events

 Emerging Advocates Leadership Program Series Oct. 14 & 29, 2020 

General Election Nov. 3, 2020

 
 
For more upcoming events
Click below on some of our advocacy partners
 
Save the Children Action Network
 
Every Child Matters
 
Child and Family Policy Center
 
 

 

Past Advocacy Events
 
2020 NAEYC Public Policy Forum!

In February, more than 300 early childhood educators, advocates, and allies visited their members of Congress to talk about the importance of investing in high-quality child care and early learning and why we should expand affordable access to quality higher education for the early childhood education profession. Iowa AEYC had three people in attendance; Leslie Stonehocker, Public Policy Chair; Jillian Herink, Executive Director; and Jocee Kelly, WAGE$ Counselor.

  

   


Caucus for Kids 2020 Presidential Candidate Conversations!

In 2019, Iowa AEYC participated in face to face conversations with presidential candidates. Below are some of the photos taken with participating candidates. 


 

 

 

Early Childhood Day on the Hill

This event was held at the Capitol in January 2020. It's all about "The workforce behind the workforce.”

Photos of some of Iowa AEYC members, friends, and staff with Iowa's Governor and some of our Legislators and family members at the 2019 Early Childhood Day on the Hill.

We realize that child care and businesses need to work together to sustain a reliable workforce in Iowa. We partnered with some Iowa businesses and shared this importance with our elected officials.

*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/ 
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