Advocacy

  • The State of the Union and Early Childhood Education

    February 14, 2013

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    Tonight, President Obama will address Congress with his first State of the Union address of his second term. Recently, members of the President’s Administration signaled that early childhood education will be a priority for the President in his second term. We are encouraging all DVAEYC members to watch the State of the Union tonight at 9pm, to be broadcast on all major television networks. As preview to President Obama’s address, the Centers for American Progress (a national think tank) has laid out a detailed national early education plan that would expand educational opportunities for children by investing significant federal dollars in: universal pre-k for all 3- and 4-year-olds, and expanded child care access for low income families with children 0-3 years old Yet current threats...Read More →

  • ECE and the Fiscal Cliff

    December 4, 2012

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    Please follow the attached link to contact your Congressman about not letting the children fall over the fiscal cliff!  Tell them how important Early Childhood Education is to you and your family.   Don’t Let Kids Fall Off the Cliff Contact Congress Today

  • Screen time and children

    November 26, 2012

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    Please visit this page to learn about screen time and children.  turn_off_screens_turn_on_play_bookmark_english

  • PA Promise to Children

    October 26, 2012

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    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5EAF0A94DB28F4DD The Salford Campus participated in PA Promise for Children and asked the children, “What do you want to be when you grow up?  

  • Make Kids Matter

    September 17, 2012

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    We want you to help us   Make Kids Matter   in the fall elections   Five steps to take: 1)  Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote and have the       right photo ID to bring to your polling place.   2)  Tell candidates and elected officials about the needs of       children and families.   3)  Ask candidates where they stand on children’s issues.   4)  Vote for candidates who will make children a priority.   5)  Ask anyone who cares about children and families to do       this too!  The more adults standing up for kids the       better.   Voting is the first step.  Holding officials accountable after the election is just as important!  Stay informed and take action:   Sign...Read More →

  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UPDATES

    September 4, 2012

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    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UPDATES Get Out the Vote! Voter Registration Deadline: October 9th The November 6 election is around the corner. Early Care and School Age programs can play a critical role in getting their staff and parents out to vote. Voting is a great activity for the children and a wonderful way to engage your parents. The Delaware Valley Association for the Eduction of Young Children (DVAEYC) has lots of resources to help you: 1. Be an informed voter — look into candidates’ positions on issues important to you and your program. Check out their guide to finding candidates’ websites. 2. Make sure your staff, colleagues and families are registered to vote. The deadline is October 9th. Download the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Form. 3. Check...Read More →