National Early Childhood Public Policy Information & Contacts
The National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. Click here for information.
State Early Childhood Public Policy Information & Contacts
New York State AEYC
The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s mission is to promote excellence in early care and education for New York State children and families through education, advocacy and the support of the profession. Click here for information.
Winning Beginnings is a statewide coalition working to inform policymakers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning for children from the prenatal period through age eight. Our priorities include high-quality afterschool, child care, early intervention, home visiting, and Pre-K. The coalition aims to build a broad-based constituency to make investment in quality early care and learning a top public priority in New York State. Click here for information.
WINNING BEGINNINGS 2015-16 NEW YORK STATE’S BUDGET REQUESTS - Winning Beginnings 2015-16 NYS Budget Request on behalf of children & families
Local Early Childhood Public Policy Information & Contacts
Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI)
Focus: Children, prenatal through age eight, and their families; families with few resources and supports are the highest priority.
Watch testimony by Jacqueline Cady (ECDI) at the Rochester Education Forum hosted by the New York State Assembly Minority Education Committee on November 2013. Click here for more information: ECDI 09.13
Since 1990, Rochester’s Child has forged public-private partnerships and driven and driven changes in policy and practice to improve early childhood and development for children birth to age 8. a group of dedicated business representatives, community leaders and passionate philanthropists has raised and awarded nearly $4 million for quality improvements, so that children can have a healthy start in school and in life. Click here for information.
The Children’s Agenda improves the health, education and success of our community’s children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, through advocacy for evidence-based solutions and policy change at the local, state and federal levels. Click here for information.