Upcoming Advocacy Events

Emerging Advocates Leadership Program Series

Tuesdays Jan. 5 - 26, 2021 (Registration Closed)

Tuesdays Feb. 2 - 23, 2021 (Registration Open)

State Public Policy Group Advocacy Training

The State Public Policy Group is offering two advocacy trainings for anyone interested in the Local Food, Healthy Kids policy initiative! This training will offer a 101 introduction to advocacy, how and when to advocate effectively and will also provide attendees with an understanding of advocacy opportunities to support the Local Food, Healthy Kids policy initiative during the 2021 legislative session!

Register: January 21st session at 3:00pm

Register: January 28th session at 12:00pm

2021 Iowa Elections

City Primary - October 5

Regular City & Regular School - November 2 

City Runoff - November 30


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/