436. Successful State Advocacy to Strengthen ECE Systems
|Date:||Tuesday July 17, 2018|
|Time:||3:15 PM - 4:15 PM|
|Location:||Harbor Island 2|
Advocacy is an essential activity to get the services and systems we need for our communities, families, and children. Join us to get inspired and learn practical advocacy strategies to advance policies that improve access to high-quality child care and early learning programs. We’ll discuss a successful and extraordinary effort to meaningfully engage parents as advocates for quality during Washington’s state licensing revision process. We’ll also discuss ongoing efforts in Rhode Island to meld the interests of state agency staff, advocates, and other early childhood stakeholders to improve the effectiveness of the BrightStars Quality Rating and Improvement System through both administrative and legislative advocacy and action.