Kidango 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.