Advocacy for Early Childhood Education | Kidango
Kidango is planning a gradual reopening of our full-day preschool and child care programs with limited enrollment beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020 and a gradual reopening of our part-day preschool programs with limited enrollment beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Please continue to visit our website for center specific reopening information. | Kidango está planeando una reapertura gradual de nuestros programas de preescolar y cuidado infantil de día completo con inscripción limitada a partir del lunes 15 de junio de 2020 y una reapertura gradual de nuestros programas preescolares de medio día con inscripción limitada a partir del miércoles 1 de julio de 2020. Continúe visitando nuestro sitio web para obtener información de reapertura específica del centro. UPDATE 6.16.20 / ACTUALIZACIÓN 6.16.20 Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Advocacy in Action

A young child in a Kidango preschool classroomKidango aims to take our expertise beyond the children and families we serve, and drive change in early childhood education at the local, state and federal levels. We work with parents, teachers, policy makers and advocates to identify challenges and solutions, advance legislation and enact change. Through our policy work, we aim to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for our youngest learners, and ensure that every child is set up for success in kindergarten and in life.

Legislation we are sponsoring

We are currently sponsoring two state bills. Sponsoring a bill means we have helped to develop the legislation, and will be supporting it during its journey through government.

AB 123, authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, will provide access to Pre-K for nearly 70,000 additional children, and improve the quality of existing Pre-K and TK programs for 200,000 children.

AB 167, authored by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, will increase access to high-quality child care with comprehensive family supports for low-income infants and toddlers to help provide California’s babies with a healthy and bright start. Read the fact sheet.

To read more about the legislation we sponsored that has become state law, click here.

Contact Us

If you’re passionate about early childhood education and would like to make your voice heard, join our advocacy network.

For more information about advocacy at Kidango, please contact Michele Stillwell-Parvensky, VP Advocacy & Policy, at msparvensky@kidango.org.

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