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  Last week, 350 people (many of them strategically wearing red) came to the Massachusetts State House for Advocacy Day for Early Education & Care and School Age Programs.     The morning started with speeches from legislators and the commissioner of Early Education and Care – as well as remarks from a parent and […]

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    “As a constituent, I am grateful for the services offered,” Nairobi Woodberry, a Framingham mother of three, said yesterday at Advocacy Day 2020 about the early education and care support she has received, including a booklet with information about Framingham’s public parks and school contact information as well as advice on how to […]

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  Today is Advocacy Day 2020 for Early Education & Care and School Age Programs and there are TWO ways to participate.  You can come to the Massachusetts State House. Here’s the schedule: 9:30 a.m. Registration in the Great Hall 10:00 a.m. Speakers – including Early Education and Care Commissioner Samantha Aigner-Treworgy 11:15 a.m. Meetings […]

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  It is time to get ready for Advocacy Day! This year, Advocacy Day for Early Education & Care and School Age Programs will be on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Massachusetts State House. Please note that there are two ways to participate! You can go to the State House. Or: […]

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  Yesterday, more than 250 early educators, advocates, and parents came to the Massachusetts State House to meet and to ask their legislators to support early education and care. “This should be one of our top priorities,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said at the event. “What you do is of critical importance,” Representative Alice […]

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  Come to the State House for Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 13, 2019! Join early educators, advocates, and parents from across the state who will gather in the Great Hall in the Massachusetts State House. Last year’s Advocacy Day was great. This year’s should be even better. Confirmed speakers to date include: House Speaker […]

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  Yesterday, hundreds of early educators from across the state — many wearing green and snapping cell phone pictures – gathered for a rally at the State House steps for Advocacy Day. An upbeat band, featuring tuba and trombone players, wove through the crowd, filling Beacon Street with music.     “It really is about […]

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  This past Thursday was Advocacy Day at the State House, and hundreds of passionate early education supporters told their stories about educating young children to members of the state Legislature. Here are some of the event’s Tweets, quotes, and photos gathered from Twitter, the State House News Service, WWLP, and Advocacy Day participants. To learn […]

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  Early Education Advocacy Day at the State House  Thursday March 24 10 a.m. in the Gardner Auditorium   It’s a terrific time to meet with your legislators and tell them about the importance of early education and care. As the “Put Massachusetts Kids First” coalition explains on its website: “Massachusetts state Representatives and Senators […]

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“Tell your stories,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said yesterday to a standing-room-only crowd who gathered beneath the flags in the State House’s Great Hall for “Advocacy Day for Early Education and Care and School-Age Programs.” Carrying signs, pushing strollers, and wearing red — the color advocates were asked to wear for the day — close to 500 early educators and advocates listened to state legislators, advocates, an early […]

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