Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Early Learning Advocacy Day


Hotel RL Olympia
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW,
Olympia, WA 98502

The Early Learning Action Alliance invites you to make some noise for the little ones at our first Early Learning Advocacy Day! Join us to Think Babies, stroll the capitol, and advocate for early learning resources for children and families in Washington. We invite you learn about advocacy, take a deep dive on issues such as prenatal services, home visiting, ECEAP, and child care, and rally on the steps!



Advocates at Strolling Thunder event 2019


Agenda for the Day:

Hotel RL - Olympia

8:30-9:30 – Registration and Issue Overview
Register from 8:30 onwards. Hear updates and discuss issues:  ECEAP – Olympic Room, Child Care – Rainier Room, Babies and Toddlers – Puget Room

10:00-11:15 – Lunch and Advocacy Training
Advocacy 101 and grab your boxed lunch.  English training in Forest Ballroom, Spanish training in State Room

8:30-12:00 – Make Your Messages
Drop-in at any time in the back of the Forest Ballroom to make signs for the march and write messages to your legislators.

Capitol Campus

1:00-4:00 – Block Fest on Capitol Campus
Fun stations and more in the Washington Room, downstairs in the Pritchard Library (cafeteria building).

1:30 – STROLL through the Capitol to the Steps
We will take a stroll with music and chanting from the Sundial in between the legislative buildings so that legislators in committee hearings will see us “strolling” and end on the Capitol Steps for the rally.

2:00 – Rally on the Steps
Hear from parents, providers, and advocates who want quality early learning access for all Washington families, and from lawmakers about why they are prioritizing child care access.