Consider taking these steps to make your voice heard and help children and families – NOW!

Ways to take Action

Start Strong PA: Making the Case for High Quality Child Care Starting With Infants and Toddlers

To learn more about the NEW Start Strong PA campaign, which is seeking increased investments in child care to expand access, increase quality, and support early childhood educators:

Click here to view the the webinar

Download handouts 11-2-18_STARTSTRONG-PM and ShareYourStoryFlyer

Click here to join the effort.

Take the Pledge to Vote and Register to Vote 

This year is an important election year with Pennsylvania races for U.S. senator, governor congressional seats and state representatives and senators. That means abundant opportunities to elevate the importance of early care and education and educators. So, let's stand together as one unified, powerful voice to deliver on the promise of high-quality early learning for all children. Be a patriot and take part in the democratic process!
You must register to vote by October 9 to vote in the November 6 election. To register, we encourage you to visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) website at
Also, by taking this voter pledge, you join us and people all over the state who are standing up for early childhood education - and committing to vote!

Contest: Win by Encouraging People to Register to Vote!

PennAEYC is running a contest on social media encouraging early education professionals, educators and families to register to vote. Use this website to register voters
The process is simple. Take pictures of how you are encouraging families, students and colleagues to vote. Post the pictures on your social media and tag PennAEYC or email them to Tracy Weaver including your program name and the county in which you are located and we will post them.
Some ideas on getting out the vote:
  • Use this flyer when doing outreach Vote 2018 FlyerFINAL
  • Host a parent event (or add it to one that's already planned) and make voter registration available to attendees
  • Host a sign up event at your college or university
  • Simply post information in at the sign-in/sign-out location
  • Make a voting activity lesson for children
The contest begins Wednesday, September 5th and runs through Tuesday, October 9th the last day to register to vote in the November 6 election. Be sure to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day on September 25. Two entries will be selected at random to win gift cards for their programs. In your posts use social media tags #ECEWins and #OurVotesTheirFutures.

Other Ways to Take Action:

PennAEYC would like to thank Begin With Us (Altoona) and Baring House Crisis Nursery (Philadelphia) for their submissions in our Get Out the Vote contest.

Check back here for ways you can timely advocate for high-quality early care and education at the state and national levels as issues arise! We need your voice.