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Public Policy

MAAEYC Public Policy Committee
Comprised of a chair, members from the MAAEYC Governing Board, and representatives from each local affiliate, and individual MassAEYC members interested in public policy.
Meet on a regular basis to discuss current federal, state, and local public policy issues.
Disseminate import public policy information to the membership.

If you would like to join the committee, please contact the Public Policy Chair, Deborah Abelman.

NAEYC Position Statements

NAEYC Position Statements are adopted by the Governing Board to state the Association's position on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions. Position statements are developed through a consensus-building approach that seeks to convene diverse perspectives and areas of expertise related to the issue and provide opportunities for members and others to provide input and feedback.

All position statements can be downloaded free of charge. Some position statements are available in a specialized format, such as a 2-page summary (called “Where We Stand”), a slightly longer Executive Summary, a fuller version with expanded resources and references, or in Spanish.” Where We Stand summaries are also listed at the bottom of this page.

Please note: Written permission is not required for reprinting or reproduction of NAEYC position statements, supplements, executive summaries, or Where We Stand summaries. All copies must include a credit line indicating that the National Association for the Education of Young Children holds the copyright for the material.

Read all the NAEYC Position Statements.

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Sign up for the NAEYC Public Policy Alerts. Receive timely information whenever action is needed on a federal early education and care issue.  

NAEYC Advocacy Tool Kit

NAEYC has written a comprehensive manual designed to help advocates work together to promote quality early education and care for children, families, and the workforce. Please contact MassAEYC if you would like a training on advocacy.

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