State of Babies Yearbook 2019

Where babies are born makes a big difference in their chance for a strong start in life! How does your state measure up? Check out the new State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 from ZERO TO THREE & Child Trends to find out. Join ZERO TO THREE on Wednesday, March 6 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET for FREE a webinar to explore the State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 and learn how you can use it and other Think Babies resources to support your advocacy. Register here.

Introduction of the Childcare for Working Families Act

On Tuesday, February 26th, Senator Patty Murray D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) alongside partner organizations participated at a press event to kick off the re-introduction of the Child Care for Working Families Act in Congress. Learn more about the bill and what it will do for families.

Special Education Legislative Summit 2019 - DEC Members, Join Us!

CEC is preparing for the 2019 Special Education Legislative Summit in Washington, DC at the Marriott Gateway Crystal City, July 7-10, 2019. In preparation for the legislative summit, CEC has asked members to take a very brief survey in which you identify your top five policy priority issues. CEC will use the results to help them identify topics for issue briefs and legislative recommendations that summit attendees will share with their congressional representatives during their visits to the Hill. The survey will be open until March 5, 2019. The DEC Policy and Advocacy Committee members highly encourage you to attend this exhilarating advocacy event. Advocacy is at the core of DEC’s missi

Call for DEC Subdivision Support Committee Members

The DEC Subdivision Support Committee (SSC) is recruiting up to 5 members. You’re invited to take this opportunity to be an engaged and active member of DEC! Subdivision Support Committee Purpose DEC’s Subdivision Support Committee provides support and technical assistance to state subdivisions ensuring that subdivisions are a vital part of DEC. This includes recruitment and development of new subdivisions as well as structure for subdivision development through: providing guidance to subdivision leaders, drafting and disseminating subdivision annual report and action plan templates, and analyzing subdivision annual reports, action plans and communicating with subdivisions to determine stren

A New Draft and the Next Step to Advance the Profession

The Power to the Profession Task Force, of which DEC is a member, seeks input from you! If you have responded to previous drafts, thank you! If you are not yet aware of this important work, now is the time to join the effort. If you have colleagues that are unaware, please share this critical information. We will need a unified, informed early childhood voice as we move forward. Your advocacy ultimately benefits young children and their families! Your voice. Your profession. Now is our time to take the next step to advance the early childhood education profession. Join the movement Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to advance a more unified and compensated early childhood e

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