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Policy & Advocacy

Systems Changes Currently Developing in CO & Beyond

Walk in Nature

Background 

Advocacy

In ensuring that our voices are heard, we make steps to change the systems around us to better represent us and the needs of our families.

 

Legislative Bill

One way to influence change is via state legislature. We are hoping to pass legislation, this year, so that there could be licensure for full-day programs and the support staff
to support the endeavor. We know that the Colorado General Assembly supports working families, the outdoors and allowing parents and guardians to choose the education model that works best for their children; for that reason, we are excited to see what this Session has in store. We will continue to keep advocating for our families, our educators and our communities – this Session and beyond.

Partnerships Across States

Colorado has the opportunity to partner other states in pioneering outdoor nature-based early education programs. Although every state will look a little different, organizations such as The Washington Nature Preschool Association (WaNPA) in Washington, and Outdoor Early Learning Alliance of Oregon (OELAO) in Oregon are models for the ways we can organize the work in our state. The Willamette Partnership has created The Outdoor Preschool Policy Action Framework "to support advocates across the nation in taking the actions necessary to ensure outdoor learning programs can be licensed, thereby increasing access to high-quality outdoor and nature-based learning and taking an important step in addressing issues of equity in education and the outdoors."

Continuing the work

Advocacy and systems work are an on-going process to continually learn from the people in our communities, and make valuable change.  We at CCNBEE have advocacy as a main part of our work, because we see the inequity families face and want to be an active part in progress.  It takes all of us!

Add Your Name

Sign the petition to let the legislative representatives that you are in support of this work expanding in Colorado.

Add Your Voice

Join the Policy & Advocacy Sub-Committee!

Add your Cause

Let the sub-committee know what you want to see change, what issues to bring to the table & pathways to pursue for your issue.

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