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Birth-to-Three Call-In Day
March 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Help us flood the phones in Mayor Bowser’s office to call for full funding for the Birth-to-Three for All Act.
This bill provides a blueprint to give every child a strong start beginning at birth. The median cost of child care in DC is more than $23,000, and child care providers who educate children in low-income families are not paid enough by DC’s child care subsidy program to fully cover the costs of high-quality early care and education, compounding DC’s deep racial and economic inequities.
This year, funding for the bill will raise salaries for teachers who work with infants and toddlers, increase home visiting for expecting parents, and increase health supports for mothers and newborns.
Sign up for a time slot! If the time slots are all taken, please call whenever you are free.
At your designated time, please dial (202) 727-2643 to connect with Mayor Bowser’s office.
Sample message below, but feel free to share your own reasons for supporting funding for Birth to Three:
Use the script below as a guide, but feel free to share any personal reasons for why you are making this phone call:
“Hello, I would like to leave a message for Mayor Bowser. My name is _________, I live in Ward _____, and I’m calling to urge the Mayor to allocate the $30 million necessary to fund the Birth to Three for All Act in her budget. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are critical for social, emotional, and cognitive development, and every child deserves a strong start beginning at birth. I hope that Mayor Bowser will support this opportunity to provide high quality early childhood education, health supports for parents and kids, and strong careers for educators.”