349. Setting up an Advocacy Agenda for Quality Child Care in Conservative States
|Date:||Wednesday June 28, 2017|
|Time:||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Speakers:|| Mindy Binderman
Mandi Sheridan Kimball
Advocacy is an important component to improving your state’s QRIS, advancing equity, and expanding access. Working in a conservative environment presents unique opportunities and challenges. Whether you are an advocate or a systems administrator working in a conservative environment, it is helpful to understand advocacy strategies that can be successful in your state. We’ll hear from advocacy leaders from several conservative states share the current status of their state’s QRIS, their strategy and approach to advocacy, and next steps for improving child care quality. Leaders will identify strengths, opportunities, and lessons learned in their approaches. We will provide an opportunity to discuss audience advocacy challenges.