The goal of early childhood advocacy is to improve the lives of children and families by influencing legislators’ and policymakers’ opinions and activities. To carry out their responsibilities, public officials require and welcome the advice that well-informed people (like you) provide.
Right now, parents advocates of children with disabilities and our allies currently have a unique opportunity to speak up for the rights of our children in Washington, DC. To learn more about the proposed changes to Early Stages that is likely to have a negative impact to access to FAPE, read the post entitled “Early Stages and Early Childhood Education in DC”.
Sign the Thank You Letter to Councilmember David Grosso.
Here are ways to help build this campaign:
Visit the Advocacy page for more tips on how to help build
- Blog with us, share your story
- Write a letter, email and call to your Council Member
- Invite your Council Member to visit your school and learn about the Early Childhood Education program there
- Provide your Council Member with information or educational material on disabilities in early childhood
- Build an effective media campaign
- Testify and/or attend a Council Hearing for the Committee on Education