Volunteers

Friday, July 28, 2017

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Donate

  • Children's books;
  • Children's toys and games;
  • Children's magazine subscriptions;
  • Infant and toddler equipment and toys;
  • Educational programs for young childre; or
  • Professional magazine subscriptions covering child-related topics.

Advocate

  • Write a letter-to-the-editor about young children's issues in your community;
  • Contact local media and ask them to explore programs supporting early childhood development;
  • Find out where elected officials stand on early childhood services and programs;
  • Educate elected officials about the importance of early childhood development; or
  • Ask elected officials to support programs that provide programs and services for young children and their families.

As an Organization or Business

  • Repair or renovate children's playgrounds;
  • Renovate facilities for young children and their families;
  • Mentor young children;
  • Read stories to young children;
  • Adopt a local early childhood program, and offer volunteers, the use of facilities, financial support and other resources;
  • Share expertise with early childhood development and family support programs; or
  • Serve on committees or boards affecting early childhood programs and services.

Create/Donate

  • Build early care, education and family center facilities;
  • Create areas for mothers to nurse their infants;
  • Donate items that support early childhood development;
  • Sponsor space for parenting, family support, health care, and early care and education programs;
  • Donate space for parenting, family support, health care, and early care and education programs;
  • Provide in-kind support, such as copying, faxing, mailing or printing, for organizations providing programs and services for young children
  • Provide meeting space to community groups improving programs and services for families with young children;
  • Make facilities safe and inviting for young children and their parents; or
  • Provide child care to parents.

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