Every Child CA invites California-based ECE professionals and advocates to participate in a series of free training sessions focused on effective advocacy methods for ECE providers. Each training will be conducted via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 5-6 pm. The first training is on January 9th.
Please come prepared to use your laptop, phone, or other device to navigate websites filled with useful information. This is a valuable opportunity to build foundational knowledge of advocacy methods, and to set yourself up for success in championing early childhood education issues during the next legislative session.
Session dates and topics are listed below. Learn more and register here.
The training series is offered through ECE Voices, a network of California early care and learning providers that was created by Every Child CA, with support from Practitioner Voices CA, a fund of Tides Foundation. You don’t need to join ECE Voices to attend the advocacy training, but you are welcome to become a member, or just find out more, by visiting the ECE Voices web page.
Week 1: How to Advocate as a 501(c)3
Tuesday, January 9, 5 PM
Learn the ins and outs of advocating as an employee of a 501(c)3. Get to know the regulations that apply and how to stay in compliance while advocating for your cause.
Week 2: Contacting your Representatives
Tuesday, January 23, 5 PM
Learn how to determine who your representatives are and the best way to contact them, including writing and calling legislators and their staff.
Week 3: Hosting In-Person Meetings
Tuesday, February 6, 5 PM
Get ready to host an in-person meeting with a representative. Discuss the planning process, including how to determine who should visit your agency or the representative you should visit based on your advocacy needs.
Week 4: Letter Writing Campaigns
Tuesday, February 20, 5 PM
Ever wonder how to start a letter-writing or email campaign? Find out how to get started with this effective advocacy method.
Week 5: Create Your Own Advocacy Plan
Tuesday, March 5, 5 PM
Create your own Advocacy plan with the ECE Voices Advocacy Template. Webinar hosts will share this valuable tool and walk participants through the steps of choosing your priorities, tracking the bills you want to support, and making your advocacy strategy.