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Are you passionate about issues around young children? We are too. Advocacy is one of the three focus areas of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington. But sometimes it is hard to know what to do, how to help, and if it will make a difference.
On June 16, 2021, Merrill Gay, Executive Director at the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance joined the ECCS Childcare Provider call and talked about How to be an Advocate. You can view the 2021 Advocacy Workshop PowerPoint presentation or watch the recording.
We learned about these elements of effective advocacy:
On January 17, 2018, the ECCS hosted a free legislative advocacy training session which was taught by Merrill Gay, Executive Director, and Samantha Dynowski, Director of Advocacy and Outreach, at the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. Here is their PowerPoint presentation. Advocacy Workshop for ECCS
We learned about:
The examples they used related to children’s issues such as healthcare and the Care4Kids program but the material will be helpful to anyone interested in advocacy.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance hosts an annual Early Childhood Advocacy Day at the State Capital, usually in March during the legislative session. Contact us if you would like to join us in Hartford.
The ECCS shares additional advocacy opportunities on our social media pages.
Decision-makers at the National level:
Decision-makers at the State level:
Decision-makers at the Local level: