Early childhood advocates provide a voice for young children. An advocate works to ensure that children’s needs are recognized and responded to. As someone who cares about young children and their families, you are likely already taking on advocacy. Here, you can learn how to further those efforts, stay up-to-date on legislation, take steps to contact elected officials, and make a difference in the laws and policies that affect Maryland’s young children.
If you can pick up the phone or write a letter, you can become an effective advocate. You don’t need special training, experience, or money; all you need is passion and determination.
Learn about Maryland Family Networks recent accomplishments in legislation and public policy
For many Marylanders, taking time to care for family members is impossible because they do not have paid family leave time. Join a coalition of stakeholders who representing diverse groups who want to ensure that everyone has time to care.
Early childhood advocates help provide a voice for young children, working to ensure that children’s needs are recognized and addressed. Learn how to become an advocate, take steps to contact elected officials, and make a difference in the laws and policies that affect Maryland’s young children.
The Public Policy priorities are determined by annual balloting by MFN’s Public Policy Committee. They reflect issues that are top of mind for providers and advocates in the field. Learn more about our Top 10