Our Policy Priorities
Ensuring all young children, birth to age 8, have access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate early learning experiences
Advancing an effective, diverse, well-prepared and well-compensated early childhood workforce
We work with elected officials and state agencies to advance policies and practices that align with NAEYC’s core position statements. This position statements are based in research and informed by members of the early childhood profession.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
Save the Date
NAEYC’s 2024 Virtual Public Policy Forum
Sunday, February 25 &
Monday, February 26
Registration Opens: Week of January 2, 2024
We are thrilled to invite you to join hundreds of your fellow educators, advocates, and allies from around the nation at NAEYC’s 2024 Public Policy Forum, which will only be held virtually this year on February 25 and 26, 2024. Be part of a growing movement working to build a strong, equitable, and accessible child care and early learning system for our nation’s children, families, and educators.
In the coming weeks, make sure to check www.naeyc.org/policy-forum for the most up-to-date information, registration and links! If you are interested in being part of the Connecticut team please email our Executive Director, Karen Rainville at krainville@
Registration opens the week of January 2, 2024.
Build Your Knowledge, Stay Updated, and Take Action!
Partnering together to influence Connecticut’s public policy agendas
CTAEYC, along with several other early childhood organizations, work together to make children and families a top priority to policymakers.
You will find valuable resources and information across partner agencies, as we collaborate toward shared efforts to promote positive change for Connecticut children, families and educators.
For more information, visit the following websites:
CT Early Childhood Alliance
CT Office of Early Childhood
Child Care for CT's Future
CT Department of Education
CT Commission on Children
CT Office of the Child Advocate
CT Voices for Children
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Policy Priorities and Initiatives
Federal and State Agendas
How our nation can do better to create opportunities that help all children and families succeed.
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High-quality educators drive high-quality early learning.