Month: February 2015

  If you’re working with stakeholders on a video or other materials to advocate for early learning, consider using prompting questions that will direct them to share compelling stories. Let your stakeholders know that their testimony will be used as an advocacy tool to promote the value and importance of early learning in their community[…..]

  Now that high quality cameras are present on just about every smartphone, simple testimonial videos are relatively cheap and easy to make. These are the basics that will help you create a video to make the case for early learning.   Download a PDF version of this information   Don’t get too caught up[…..]

  Short, simple videos are a great way to bring a variety of early learning stories and voices from your local community to policy makers in Olympia. Hearing directly from constituents really brings these issues to life, and shows policy makers the depth of support for early learning.   Download a PDF version of this[…..]

  It was another busy week in Olympia! Here are some key updates and takeaways.   Early Start update and amendments   The Early Start Bill passed out of the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee. Reps. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle), Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), Ruth Kagi (D-Shoreline), Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo),[…..]

  We know investments in early education save money later, and a study released this week shows how much this money can lower one of public education’s highest costs: special education.   Researchers at Duke University found the combined impact of two model early education programs cut the likelihood that students would be in special[…..]