Children in Minnesota are a big deal. So is the opportunity gap. With your help, we will show our elected officials that our kiddos count! Please share with your cousins, friends, aunts and uncles that this is important you and join us at the Capitol to help make your voice heard. Be sure to register below, and learn more about this significant day.
On Advocacy for Children Day, we’ll be rallying for our community’s kids. Here’s three reasons why this is such an important day:
- The need for funding is greater than ever. When our neighbors are fighting poverty, their children are not able to grow, develop, and reach their full potential.
- We are asking lawmakers to increase funding and access of State Early Learning Scholarships for some our most at-risk babies and toddlers.
- We have the opportunity to grow Parent Aware programs from 3,000 to 4,400. Parent Aware is a rating and improvement system that ensures quality for child care and early education programs, and it’s proven to work.
Show your support, RSVP Now!
9 a.m. Children “story time” and fun activities
9:30-10:30 a.m. Rally in the Capitol Rotunda
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit with legislators
More ways to help:
Greater Twin Cities United Way Impact
United Way is committed to closing the literacy and education gap for all children in our community. Thanks to donors and program partners, United Way’s Childcare Accreditation Program (CAP) accredited 288 programs—a 91 percent success rate that is among the highest in the nation. Each year, more than 23,000 students are learning at accredited programs in the greater Twin Cities community.