Advocacy Map

We believe that all children deserve a just, equitable and quality early childhood education.  We know that with the current education landscape, the only way to make this happen is to educate and inform teachers, administrators and parents about how children develop and learn best .  We advocate for active, playful, experiential approaches to learning that is grounded in and informed by child development theory and evidence-based research.

This interactive map offers resources about early childhood education at the individual state level as well as specific topic areas nationally.  Here you can find state policy initiatives and legislation focused on #ECE as well as ally organizations who are working on specific areas.  You can either click on a state to see the areas that are being addressed, and how or you can choose a topic (e.g. Recess or Play-based Learning) to see what states have initiatives in place or in the pipeline.

What’s happening in your state?  What organizations or initiatives or policies are happening that we missed?  Let us know!

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“We Care for Kids” Launches in Nebraska

A statewide partnership of public and private organizations today announced the launch of We Care for Kids, a public outreach…

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  • Early Childhood Education
  • Funding For Early Childhood Education
  • Support For Parents Of Young Children

New Mexico Makes Child Care Free for Most Children

New Mexico recently expanded the eligibility requirements for free child care. Now families earning up to 400% of federal poverty…

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  • Early Childhood Education
  • Funding For Early Childhood Education
  • Professional Development
  • Teachers of Young Children

Maine AEYC Announces That It Now Has 500 Members

Maine AEYC announced that it now has 500 members and are continuing to grow!

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  • Children with Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Play, Play-Based Teaching And Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Support For Parents Of Young Children
  • Teachers of Young Children

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