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Advocacy Overview for ECE Professionals - Save the Children Action Network

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Join this training to learn how your professional experience can influence policy related to early learning, and how to craft language that forms the base of advocacy. In this training you will develop that language in the form of an elevator pitch, practice that "pitch," and learn how to contact lawmakers for future advocacy opportunities. You will learn to channel your professional experience and commitment to early learning into advocacy skills.

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Target Audience
Early Childhood Caregivers and Educators, Directors and Administrators


No Cost
Upon completion, learner will be able to:

  • Participants will identify the 4 elements of an “elevator pitch” and learn how to include their professional and lived experience to share the importance of early learning with elected officials and community leaders.
  • Participants will practice their "elevator pitch" in order to be prepared for future advocacy opportunities.
  • Participants will identify one or more resources to locate information for contacting their elected officials.
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.
Professional Development and Leadership 10.1 Describes basic advocacy skills.

To view event dates and register, please link to Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) website. SCAN will forward completion information to PDIS and your certificate with be available in your PDIS account within approximately seven days after the event takes place.

Last update 3/29/2021

Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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