Voices for Children Day- 4/24
From MnAEYC-MnSACA -
The 10th Annual Voices for Children Advocacy Day is approaching. April 24th will be a fun-filled morning to celebrate our youngest citizens and focus on their physical development and wellness. Governor Mark Dayton will be at the rally at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.
There’s a lot to be excited about, including:
- Children’s activitiesat 9 a.m., featuring movement and songs. We are asking participants to view the videos below ahead of time to learn the moves:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7tlyaRIQywhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuePlobEdAM&feature=channel
- Steps for Success Facebook Contest Share a story on the Minnesota Voices for Children Facebook pageabout how you promote healthy activities and nutrition with the children in your family or program and be entered to win a number of prizes, including a free spot in a MnAEYC-MnSACA training of your choice.Submit a photo, video or text example of your kids growing up healthy and active. Be creative! Skits, songs and props are encouraged. Just keep it brief; videos should be no more than 2 minutes long, text stories approximately 300 words.Submissions will be accepted until midnight on April 19, 2012.See official contest rules here.
- Children’s Paper Faces Project We want to make sure elected officials know that early childhood is the best investment for our state. We ask parents to help their child make paper faces to bring to the Capitol to give to the Governor and key leaders. There will be a place in the Rotunda to bring the faces.If you are unable to visit the Capitol on Voices Day, make your face ahead of time and mail it to your legislator. Go to www.leg.state.mn.usto find the address of your elected official.Help your child decorate the face and include his or her name and age along with a favorite sport or activity and healthy food.Use this template as a guide or get creative with your own. You may want to add words like, “We need your support to fully fund early care and education!” or “Step up for me!”
We hope you’ll make time to join us. Our elected officials need to hear from you. If you’re not able to make it to the Capitol, be sure to call your legislators and tell them to pursue opportunities to support and invest in early care and education.
Learn more about attending, including directions and parking information, and tips for visiting your legislators at www.voicesforchildrenmn.org.