Early Childhood Advocacy Day

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Información en Español

The State House Inn 101 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701

At a time when Illinois is facing budget shortfalls and challenging decisions, it’s critical to remind legislators of the importance of early learning programs. Early Childhood Advocacy Day is a chance to talk to your legislators in person in Springfield.

At this free event, you'll learn about current legislative and budget issues involving Preschool for All, Prevention Initiative, Early Intervention, home visiting and child care. We welcome providers, home visitors, teachers, administrators, parents, students and supporters to all speak up on behalf of Illinois' children and families.

Virtual Advocacy

Can't make it in person? You can still participate virtually to speak up for Every Child, Every Day. Visit our Virtual Advocacy page and help #ChangeLives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQ to learn more about Early Childhood Advocacy Day.

Materials for Advocates


For more information, or to register a group, email us at advocacy@theounce.org.

You can also see how the 2016 Early Childhood Advocacy Day event went on our Facebook album and YouTube playlist.