Message to legislators: Affordable, high-quality early learning opportunities move our children and our country forward
On Wednesday, September 18, Child Care Aware® of America and other partners in the Strong Start for Children Campaign will join legislators and moms and preschool children from MomsRising.org to participate in an unprecedented activity in front of the U.S. Capitol: Playing an over-sized game of Chutes & Ladders to call attention to the critical role early education plays in the lives of young children.
As well as playing the game with more than 75 children on a 40-foot game board, legislators and advocates will provide brief remarks about the urgency of investing in early learning programs. Advocates also will deliver to Senate offices books containing compelling stories from parents, teachers and business leaders that illustrate the benefits of high-quality early learning programs.
(Speaking times are approximate, as are speaking orders within time slots.)
The game will be played over the next several weeks in cities across the country including Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Fe, and Montpelier, Vermont.