ERIC Number: EJ864771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Getting Legislators out of the Statehouse and into Your Program: Another Way to Take Action!
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n190 p36-37 Nov-Dec 2009
All of those in the early childhood field have been asked to "take action" many times to get the attention of state or federal elected officials. They make calls and send letters, participate in action days in their capital city, and they may even meet regularly with the officials who represent them and their community. In Congress and in the states, there are "champions" for early care and education programs--those who "get it" and have taken the lead on improving policies and supporting funding. But for the others . . . they don't quite know what those in the early childhood field are talking about. One of the best ways to help state and federal elected officials understand child care and early education in this country is to "show" them. This article discusses how an invitation for state and federal elected officials to visit a child care program can help them engage in their community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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