Public policy is influenced daily by people like you.
Here are a few ways you can take action to advocate for early childhood care and the early childhood profession!
Find your Legislator
The first step in getting involved is being knowledgeable about who represents you. Use this site to find your state senators and representatives. Sign up for news letters and stay informed on the issues and upcoming events.
Contact your elected officials
Calling or sending an email is a great way to get in touch with your elected officials. This is an easy way to express your thoughts and concerns regarding various issues at the state and federal level. In your communication, be sure to address the problem and outline possible solutions.
Write a Letter-to-the-Editor
Responding to an article or topic in the media can be a great way to get your issue in front of thousands of readers. Keep it short, have the facts, and ask for action.
Build your advocacy skills
You support children and families every day. You are an expert. You are a storyteller. And you are—you must be—an advocate, who is informed, engaged, and effective. Since we know you already possess the passion, NAEYC has created a suite of resources and tools to help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to elevate your voice and advocacy efforts to new levels.
Track bills with the Early Care and Education Bill Tracking Database.
Learn about the Iowa Legislative Process
Find information and various documents which describe and detail the legislative process, state government, the State Capitol, and Iowa facts and history.
Share your story
Your stories power our advocacy efforts and provide the why behind this work. Do you have a story to share with a legislator? Reach out to our Public Policy Co-Chairs Jennifer Wright and Linda Fitzgerald and they’ll help you craft your story to bring forward.
Join Iowa AEYC
Being a part of Iowa AEYC means you support and advocate for the early childhood profession along with the organization. You will also have access to information about public policy and advocacy events specifically in Iowa.