Advocacy News & Tools


ECEC Survey Report (2009)

Policy Matters

Policy Matters, a bimonthly column by ECEC for the Exchange.

Where’d You Get That Idea?, July/August 2012

Child Care and the Middle Class, May/June 2012

Looking Ahead to a National Strategy: An Interview with Joan Lombardi, March/April 2012

Key Questions for the Year Ahead, January/February 2012

Changing Seasons, November/December 2011

Cuts, Challenges, and Deals: What Did You Do With Your Summer?, September/October 2011

Federal Agencies Keep Early Childhood in Focus, November/December 2010

Celebrate your advocacy, September/October 2010

The Dog Days of Summer, July/August 2010

Making Progress: Developments on Capitol Hill, May/June 2010

FY 2011 Federal Budget Process Begins with Bold Proposal, March/April 2010

A New Year: The Outlook for Child Care Funding and Legislation, January/February 2010

Presentations and Testimony

Out of the Capitols and into the Classrooms: Hosting Elected Officials at Your Child Care Program.” NAEYC 2010 Annual Conference. November 4, 2010.

Organzing in Tough Economic Times: Issues Across the Country.” NAEYC 2010 Annual Conference. November 4, 2010.

The News from DC: Federal Early Care and Education Issues-How and Why They Should Matter to You.” One Goal Summer Conference (FL). July 22, 2010.

Federal Early Care and Education Updates: The Latest News from Washington, DC.” TLCCA Spring Conference. April 10, 2010.

Advocacy Basics.” TLCCA Spring Conference. April 9, 2010.

Written Comments of Eric Karolak, Executive Director of the Early Care and Education Consortium.” Early Learning Stakeholders Meeting, U.S. Department of Education. January 29, 2010.

Out of the Capitols and into the Classrooms: Hosting Elected Officials at Your Child Care Program.” NAEYC 2009 Annual Conference. November 21, 2009.

A Vision for the Child Care and Development Block Grant.” NAEYC 2009 Annual Conference. November 19, 2009.

Resources and Reform: Federal Update.” Child Development Policy Institute Fall Forum. October 6, 2009.

Child Care: What’s Happening at the Federal Level?” Massachusetts Association of Day Care Agencies 8th Annual Management and Administration Conference. October 2, 2009.

Early Care and Education at a Crossroads: The View from Washington.” California Alternative Payment Program Association Annual Conference. September 16, 2009.

Child Care Providers and Early Learning Coalitions: Policy and Practice to Improve Access and Quality.” Florida One Goal Summer Conference. July 23, 2009.

Testimony of Eric Karolak, Executive Director of Early Care and Education Consortium on the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Education SFY 2010-2011 Early Learning/Child Care Budget,” Ohio Senate Finance and
Financial Institutions Committee. May 14, 2009.

Perspectives on Meeting the Early Childhood Workforce Challenge,” National Smart Start Conference. May 8, 2009.

Understanding the Cost of Infant and Toddler Care – Why is it so expensive and what can be done to impact cost and maintain quality?” North Carolina Early Education Association Audioconference. March 23, 2009.

Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Pre-K,” Pre-K Now Satellite Conference. December 10, 2008.

Recent National ECEC Policy Trends,” Child Development Policy Institute Fall Forum. October 21, 2008.

Testimony to the United States Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Service, Mid-Atlantic Region Child Nutrition Reauthorization Listening Session,” August 6, 2008.

Investing in Early Education: Paths to Improving Children’s Success,” House Education and Labor Committee. January 23, 2008.

Opportunities and Challenges in State-funded PreK and Beyond,” 2007 NAEYC Annual Conference. November 2007.