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RI Early Childhood Conference and Professional Development Opportunities

RI Early Childhood Advocacy Day
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Providence Marriott

Join us for a day-long training for the early childhood community on how to advocate and then immediately use what you learn as we walk together to Child Care Day at the State House planned by the Legislative Commission on Child Care.

Welcome Address by Nellie Gorbea, RI Secretary of State
Keynote address by Katie Hamm, Center for American Progress

The day will also include a panel discussion, break-out sessions and work group time, and participants will leave with an action plan and kit to prepare them to advocate in their communities for children, families, programs and the ECE workforce.

Breakout Sessions:
Amy O’Leary, Director, Early Education for All - Advocacy 101
Leanne Barrett, Senior Policy Analyst, RI KIDS Count- The State of Rhode Island Families
Rachel Flum, Executive Director, RI Economic Progress Institute- How a Bill Becomes a Law and How Does the Budget Process Work?
Lucy Recio, Senior Analyst, Public Policy, NAEYC- Power to the Profession and America for Early Ed

Ticket Types:
Student Member: $5.00
RIAEYC/NAEYC Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $55.00