The Maine Association for the Education of Young Children, affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, invite you to join us for a public policy forum designed to promote and support open dialogue between providers and organizations across our field in order to identify challenges and successes occurring in early childhood public policy.
We are honored to have Lauren Hogan, Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Mary Beth Testa, Policy Consultant for the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFFC) to facilitate discussions and offer guidance concerning important public policy and advocacy issues that we face on local levels across the state of Maine.
MaineAEYC recognizes the value that each facet of our state’s providers offer to the early childhood field including family childcare, center based childcare, public pre-k, headstart, and our public and private k-2 classrooms. Each plays a vital role in the lives of Maine’s children and families. While we face different advocacy challenges concerning our unique settings, we all share the same bigger picture: providing safe, high-quality care and education for our state’s youngest learners. There is a need for our expertise to be represented when policies are made in Augusta.
We hope you join us for this dialogue as we aim to support our profession, represent the children we care for, and create a stronger, more unified voice in our legislation.
Date: Saturday, September 10th 2016
Location: Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. Augusta Maine
Please let us know if you would like to skype or call in, if you cannot join us in person
*refreshments will be served