Step 4: Engage the Policymaker Related to their Priorities
Elaborate on why the Senator or Representative has been or could be engaged on these issues.
Examples of what you could say might include:
• As a parent herself, we know the Senator can understand the challenges working families face when trying to find child care that is high-quality, affordable, and accessible.
• An investment in child care is an investment in our country’s economic growth, as well as our country’s small businesses—an area we know the Congressman is particularly interested in and committed to.
Step 5: Offer to be a Resource
Encourage your member to keep young children and families and the early childhood profession in mind throughout this session and beyond. Offer TXAEYC and yourself as a resource moving forward.
Invite your Senator / Representative or a member of their staff to come visit your NAEYC or TRS accredited, high-quality early childhood center back in their district. You could also invite them to join a meeting of your local chapter or other community leader group to hear more about early childhood education.
Step 6: Thank them for their time