During the event, about two dozen in-office visits between stakeholders and legislators took place, as well as a breakfast in the Arizona State Capitol Rose Garden allowing constituents to talk with representatives in their districts about how early childhood investments positively impact their communities.
The day was highlighted with a presentation to the AZ Senate Education Committee by AZECA. During the presentation, nationally-recognized advocate for early childhood, Art Rolnick, shared with legislators about the importance of investing in young children.
“Investing in high-quality early education, starting as early as prenatal, is the best public investment you can make,” Rolnick told the senators.
The Arizona Early Childhood Alliance is an alliance of 40 cross-sector partners statewide with the goal of ensuring all Arizona children are prepared for kindergarten and on track to succeed by the end of third grade