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NAEYC Public Policy Forum 2018

2018 Public Policy Forum

Momentum is building. Can you feel it?
Early childhood educators are coming. Can you hear them?
The 2018 Public Policy Forum is happening. Get ready to join us!

Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children is excited to participate in this year's upcoming NAEYC Public Policy Forum!

Interested in participating?  Read below!:

As a Public Policy Forum participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a powerful team working to advance federal and state early childhood policy
  • Hear from and network with national and state policy leaders and fellow advocates
  • Get the resources and experiences you need to sharpen your advocacy skills
  • Learn about new tools, strategies, and tactics to try in your own state and community
  • Build critical relationships on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff

Cost: $25/person for Sunday’s half-day Electoral Advocacy bootcamp and $50/person for Monday and Tuesday, which includes expert policy briefings, skill-building breakout sessions and an energizing, exciting Day on the Hill.

The Public Policy Forum is about many things—and one of those things is building community. That’s why the forum is organized by state teams.

In order to register, you must take the following steps:

STEP 1: The State Team Lead for SWOAEYC is Jocelyn Tozier.  Email her at: to express your interest in participating in 2018 PPF. Include your name, job title, contact information, and level of advocacy experience.

STEP 2: Your State Team Lead will reply by sending you the event registration link.

STEP 3: Register using the link & your NAEYC member number.

Note: The deadlines for registration and housing are Wednesday, January 31, but reach out today to reserve your spot.

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NAEYC's public policy goal is a well-financed, high-quality system of early childhood education for all children from birth to age eight.  Join NAEYC's Children's Champions E-Mail List to receive regular updates and action alerts on federal and state early childhood policy issues.



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