BEC Members Rally for Multi-Sector ECD Advocacy Day

BEC Members teamed up with early childhood advocacy partners from the health, nutrition, and protection sectors to broaden our reach on Capitol Hill. BEC's member-advocates shared new research and personal perspective on the importance and effectiveness of early childhood education. They emphasized the need for funding and coordination, and requested inclusion of ECD report language in the House FY19 Appropriations Bill. 

Last year (FY18), BEC’s member-advocates worked with the House of Reps to request a report from USAID about pre-primary education activities. The result is here. This year (FY19), they asked Congress to thank USAID for their good work, request an updated report, and request that USAID prominently feature early childhood in their next Education Strategy (due to Congress by 9/8/18, per the READ Act).