The Policy and Advocacy Working Group launched in early 2018, is working to bring early childhood supporters together, build public will and advocate for policies that will improve the region’s early care and education system.
NEW as of March 2021: Building a Unified Early Childhood System in Virginia
Archived Policy and Advocacy agenda
In July 2019 Governor Northam issued an Executive Directive asking state agency leaders to conduct listening sessions, analyze data, collaborate across agencies and develop a comprehensive set of recommendations to address access to, quality of and state governance challenges around early childhood education. The resulting recommendations are now being implemented (see Building a Unified Early Childhood System website). Read more about the 2019 Executive Directive.