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Child Care Aware® of America to join moms, young children and legislators to play jumbo version of ‘Chutes & Ladders’ at U.S. Capitol

September 17, 2013
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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.

Event Details: 
10 a.m. - noon, Eastern, Wednesday, September 18
U.S. Capitol Grounds, Area #9
First Street N.E. @ Constitution Ave N.E.
Washington, DC

 

Attendees:
Representative George Miller (D-CA)
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
John E. Pepper, Jr., Former CEO, Procter & Gamble
And other invited legislators
 
Schedule of Events:
Children will be playing the game throughout the event, along with moms and participating legislators:
 
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Representative George Miller (D-CA)
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
 
10:30 - 11 a.m.
Helen Blank, National Womens Law Center
Kristin Rowe Finkbeiner, MomsRising
 
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
John E. Pepper, Jr., Former CEO, Procter & Gamble

(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.