Advocacy in Arizona

Each of us can make a difference for the young children in Arizona. Here’s how you can take action!

Know who your legislatures are and how to contact them. Visit azleg.gov/findmylegislator. And don’t forget to sign-up for legislative updates.

Get involved! NAEYC launched Early Ed for President, our first non-partisan electoral advocacy campaign. America for Early Ed continues that successful initiative. With a commitment to expanding opportunity, supporting excellence and equity, and valuing early childhood educators, America for Early Ed serves as a mobilizing hub to ensure that candidates and policymakers from both sides of the aisle embrace early learning as essential. Add these resources to your advocacy toolbox.

Vote! In Arizona, you can register to vote online if you have a valid driver’s license and can verify five eligibility questions.

Empower professionals. We’re building on guidelines, frameworks, and standards that currently operate across programs, organizations and states. NAEYC’s Power to the Profession initiative aims to establish a shared framework of career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation that unifies the entire profession.

AzAEYC also hosts a Power to the Profession Dialogue Day to engage members on this very important and ongoing initiative.

The Preschool Promise is a grassroots effort in southern Arizona. From their website: The Preschool Promise is a growing and diverse coalition of educators, business leaders, community organizations, parents, and concerned citizens who support the goal of making high-quality preschool available for all our children a reality. Together we seek to generate funding to ensure that more of our children can attend a high-quality preschool. In a recently completed survey, a bipartisan majority of Pima County voters said they support increasing access to high-quality preschool, and they were willing to pay for it.