NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet Friday- November 2018
Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.
Anything that is BLUE, just click on it for more details
What’s going on in the US –
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What’s going on in NJ –
The Department of Human Services announced an expansion of funding for child care by $38 million, with infant care as a priority. NJAEYC Public Policy Team has been very active this past year at hearing and meetings, advocating for our members, centers, and children about these topics.Click here for the full article and additional information.
What’s coming up-
We had a great response at the Annual Conference for our Advocacy Changes Things Team (A.C.T.). Thanks to all who signed up!The A.C.T. Team is a collection of NJAEYC members from each NJ legislative district who have committed to communicating with our legislators when Early Childhood Education issues are either voted on or are getting ready to be voted on.The general idea is that we will send you a short non-partisan blurb from NJAEYC for you to personalize and forward by phone, email, or letter to the legislator in the district you live. Sometimes it will be a thank you, sometimes it will be educational, sometimes it will be an ask. They prefer to hear directly from people who vote on them then only from state wide leaders of organizations like NJAEYC.We have 25 of 40 districts covered and are in need of help for the following districts to be filled: 3,4,7,10,13,19,20,21,26,29,30,33,35,38,40.If you need to know what district you live in, click here.If interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Something you might like –
“Why Do Parents Spend So Much on Child Care, Yet Early Childhood Educators Earn So Little?” is an excellent short video (3 minutes) developed by The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment to explain why parents cannot afford to pay and educators cannot afford to stay, and proposes a solution for a better way to support children, their families and early educators
Quote we’re pondering –
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Have a wonderful weekend, all!