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Children’s Village’s Mary Graham and Zaina Cahill Serve as Panelists at NAEYC Conference

Advocating for high-quality early learning can be intimidating–but its worth it because the stakes are incredibly high.  “Early childhood [education] isn’t a political issue,” says Mary Graham, Executive Director, Children’s Village.   “It’s a human rights issue.”

Mary Graham and Zaina Cahill, Early Childhood and Learning Lab Director, were among the featured panelists for the President’s Seminar: If not us, then who? Advocacy, policy and making a difference! at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C., November 14-16.

The session offered professionals across the field opportunities to expand their roles as leaders and advocates and to consider how to be more involved and take action.

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Advocacy is among Children’s Village Core Values:
Advocacy – Research proves that our work on behalf of children today makes an impact that is significant and long term, promoting children’s academic and life success, families’ stability, and the country’s economy. We advocate for the best in education for all children ─ when children thrive, families, businesses, communities, and the nation thrive.

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