Public Policy and Advocacy

Under 3 DC

All children deserve a strong beginning and a limitless future. Under 3 DC harnesses the voices and power of parents with young children, caregivers, and others to create transformative social change. Our efforts center on the people experiencing racial and economic injustice every day. We shine a spotlight on the need for more public investments to support families with infants and toddlers. Together, we can set the city on a path to creating and sustaining a high quality, equitable early childhood system.

Public Policy Testimony Training

Early Childhood Membership Association

Support, develop, and strengthen the capacity of DC’s six leading early childhood advocacy organizations in the areas of public policy development, public policy advocacy, membership engagement and mobilization.

Advanced Leadership Academy

Seeks to recruit and develop the next cadre DC early childhood advocates and activist who will disrupt the status quo by developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to promote policies and practices that ensure a system of high-quality, accessible and affordable early childhood programs and services.

Men in ECE Incubation Lab

To develop a systematic process to recruit, and retain men in ECE.

Enabling Strategies:
Create a formal network where DC men in ECE can come together for collegial dialogue, share professional interest, exchange ideas and information.

Establish a mentoring support system focused on career mobility, job opportunities, and workplace strategies that ensure career success.
Compelling reasons to recruit and retain men in the ECE workforce:
  1. Competitive salaries
  2. A professional field of practice
  3. Incentives such as scholarships, bonuses, and flexible work schedules
  4. Endless opportunities for career growth and professional development
  5. The opportunity to give back to the community by teaching young children
  6. Molding young minds
  7. Life-saving work
  8. Influencing and molding the future generation
Teach-ins/Testimony Prep
Public Policy Advocacy Academy
Public Policy Testimony Training
Early Childhood Membership Associations
Under 3 DC
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