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February 26, 2024

NAEYC 2024 Public Policy Forum

Monday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In partnership with our friends at the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, NAEYC has crafted an agenda designed to engage, educate, support, empower, and inspire you, with opportunities for engaging chats, live Q&A, and extensive, exceptional content.

Event Details

Sunday, February 25 | 1 – 5 p.m.

  • Finding My People: Educators Share Their Journeys as Advocates and Leaders
  • How to Talk to Today’s Congress: A Conversation with National Policy Leaders and Current Hill Staffers
  • Making Progress and Creating Momentum: Celebrating and Discussing ECE State Policy Wins
  • PLUS! Concurrent sessions will include updates on the Unifying Framework and work from the Commission on Professional Excellence; a deep-dive on credit for prior learning; and strategies for advocates and educators navigating harmful deregulatory efforts.

Monday, February 26 | 1 – 5 p.m.

  • Conversations on the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs, featuring educators and leaders, as well as:
    • Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Early Childhood Development, Department of Health and Human Services;
    • Swati Adarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Education, Department of Education; and
    • Glenna Wright-Gallo, Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education
  • Make A Circle: Sneak Peak Clips of the Upcoming Film on the ECE Workforce, and Discussion with Filmmakers and Participants
  • Plus! Concurrent sessions will include an overview of the Administration’s Executive Order on care; a deep-dive on what educators and advocates need to know about ACF’s proposed child care regulations; and an exploration of opportunities in the implementation of the CHIPS Act child care requirements.

Registration closes Sunday, February 18, so do not wait, register today!

More Details

Access to a library of timely and relevant resources, talking points, opportunities to share your stories, and many additional recordings, presentations, and webinars designed to enhance your knowledge and strengthen your individual and collective advocacy comes with registration.

Build on your expertise and connections to join your state teams for Congressional meetings—virtual, in-district, and on the Hill!

For more information and updates, visit www.naeyc.org/policy-forum.


1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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