June 2019 Newsletter
What is Advocacy?
The word advocate means to publicly recommend or support a cause or initiative. Essentially, it involves adding your voice to a larger collective that is attempting to affect change in the community. On a broad scale, advocacy entails acts that raise awareness, influence decision makers, and advance legislative proposals. Learn More
Advocacy Opportunities in ECE
Advocacy Strategies
Involving Families and Children
Incorporating Advocacy into Professional Development
Additional Articles
Which of the following best describes your experience with ECE advocacy?
A. I have participated in direct advocacy with policy makers
B. I have engaged in written communication with policy makers
C. I have shared information about ECE with community members and families
D. I have contributed to fundraising efforts to advance policies related to ECE
E. I have engaged in a combination of the above strategies
F. I am new to advocacy
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Supporting Self-Advocacy | CCEI

The June 2019 newsletter focuses on things that ECE professionals can do to become strong advocates for issues that impact children and families. Let's take a bit of time to explore how we can help children become advocates - not for government...

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