Information & Advocacy Tools

Advancing the dialog about and support for
the early childhood workforce


The Center creates and distributes open source materials that

  • Raise awareness about the workforce and barriers to college
  • Provide input to policy makers to inform their work in support of the workforce
  • Aid in data systems development
  • Grow the capacity of higher education systems to support articulation of college credit
  • Champion the need for increased compensation
  • Give voice to the workforce and our partners in easy to understand language about how we make a difference for young children

I Make a Difference for Young Children. Ask Me How. (IMD) Campaign


Born out of work conducted by a sub group of the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, which highlighted the needs and the important role of early educators, the I Make a Difference for Young Children. Ask Me How. campaign, provides tools, templates and resources to help early educators, our partners and the field continue the conversation and share information about the importance of an educated workforce. You can access the IMD campaign materials and toolkits here.