First Up's Policy Agenda for 2021-22

  1. Increase the number of ECE practitioners advocating for themselves and at the table for policy decisions.

  2. Increase the number of low-income and BIPOC children in high-quality ECE.

  3. Increase wages for the ECE workforce.

Ways to Advocate for ECE!

1. Sign up for the Start Strong PA campaign to support Infant and Toddler care and education.


2. Sign up for the Pre-K for PA campaign to support Pre-Kindergarten care and education.


3. Join the Southeastern Pennsylvania Early Childhood Coalition (SEPECC). SEPECC serves as an umbrella of organizations supporting the mission of providing high quality early childhood services to all families.


4. Take a look at our free advocacy resources to discover quick and easy ways to get involved, including locating and communicating with your legislators, educating your community, and engaging caregivers about the importance of quality early childhood education and care.

5. Click below to download our latest Advocacy Toolkit!

Summer Advocacy Toolkit

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