April 6, 2022 Early Childhood League Develops Resources for Families Trying Together has released a new policy report and early intervention guide for families developed by the Early Childhood League. About the Early Childhood League Trying Together teamed up with a group of parents and caregivers to launch the Early Childhood League in 2021. The League aimed to connect parents, caregivers, and community organizations and empower them to advocate for positive changes in early learning policies that affect them and their children. From January through September, members met monthly to discuss communications techniques, community organizing strategies, early childhood education principles, and public policy processes. League members connected to campaigns, such as Start Strong PA, Pre-K for PA and Childhood Begins At Home. Members joined one of the following committees: Mobilization Committee: The Mobilization Committee focused on grassroots policy issues for children and families. They learned about the three ELPA campaigns and community organizing strategies. Their main projects focused on forming a call to action campaign. Tool Kit/ Early Intervention Committee: The toolkit committee compiled an Early Intervention Resource Guide to support families with children with developmental concerns. Policy Committee: The policy committee developed a policy report that outlined the collective advocacy focus of the ECE League. Resources Members of the Early Childhood League created the following guides for the community: Early Childhood League Policy Recommendations – This report highlights short-term and long-term policy recommendations focusing on wages and retention for the ECE workforce. Early Intervention Resource Guide – This guide lays out numerous local and national resources that can be utilized by parents, caregivers, educators, and health professionals.