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START A PHONE CALL FRENZY.  If you have already called, and find it a simple—or satisfying—thing to do, call again!   If you haven’t invited your staff or colleagues or parent to call, find ways to encourage them.  It can be an empowering act.


ACT & BE SEEN!  ECE programs throughout the state are encouraged to be visible and make some noise. Make sure legislators know we are engaged advocates:

  • Have kids do artwork and take a walk to your state legislator’s office to deliver it;
  • Make signs and have a parade;
  • Gather pots and pans or musical instruments, go outside and make some noise;
  • Go with a nearby program to the same local park and have a joint parade.


Just find something that fits easily with your regular routines, includes the children, is fun, and gets you visible to the public.  Our goal is for photos of ECE programs to be EVERYWHERE.

  • Post your photos on social media tag them with #iamprek & #makeitcount. Caption photos: “Don’t leave our kids out”.  If you have your legislator’s Facebook page, post there as well.
  • If you have an easily accessible local media outlet (TV station, weekly newspaper, etc.) let them know in advance or email them photos.
  • If local media is hard to get to, post photos on the Pre-K for PA website and/or send them directly to info@prekforpa.


This is your opportunity to be creative and take initiative, and to put our youngest children in the public’s eye!