NAEYC’s Public Policy Forum

Advocacy begins with YOU and YOU are needed!

Join the collective, connected movement to support equitable access to high-quality early childhood education by making plans to participate in NAEYC’s 2024 Virtual Public Policy Forum.  This event is designed to bring VAAEYC members powerful voices to Washington, DC to fight for investments that support the education and compensation of early childhood educators, and increase families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care and early learning.

Whether you’re an experienced advocate or a brand-new educator, we welcome you, and hope you will join us.

The cost to participate is $100 and includes two days of virtual training. Individuals may self-register for the policy forum, using this Registration Link.

VAAEYC has scholarships available first-come, first-reserved and you may request that by emailing HERE. DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 9

VAAEYC will cooordinate virtual meetings with our state team members, and we will schedule time around the event to connect as a team. These meetings are meant as opportunities for our state members to connect, deepen relationships, and support time to prep for Congressional meetings or identify other meeting agenda items!

Congressional Meetings
VAAEYC and NAEYC will schedule the meetings with our Congressional members’ offices.


As a Public Policy Forum participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a powerful team working to advance federal and state early childhood policy.
  • Hear from and network with national and state policy leaders and fellow advocates.
  • Get the resources and experiences you need to sharpen your advocacy skills.
  • Learn about new tools, strategies, and tactics to try in your own state and community.
  • Build critical relationships on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff.

You can also check NAEYC’s website for more information!

Capitol Steps

Thank you to all of the wonderful educators and advocates that participated!

Thank you to the 2024 Participants – we have 22 people visiting 28 legislators or their aides!


We look forward to having you join us in 2025!

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