Advocacy for Early Childhood Education | Kidango

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

AB 22 authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty for universal preschool for 4-year-olds through transitional kindergarten.

AB 1361 authored by Assemblymember Rubio to prohibit expulsion in early learning programs and implement our Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation model across the state.

SB 50  authored by Senator Monique Limon to create a more streamlined, early learning and care system for children 0 to 5.

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 policy and advocacy at Kidango, please contact Michele Stillwell-Parvensky, VP Advocacy & Policy, at msparvensky@kidango.org.

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