Consider the issues in your own community that present challenges for children and families. Poverty, access to health care, affordable housing, and access to multilingual resources are just a few examples of issues that affect children and families. As an early childhood professional, you have the responsibility to communicate and collaborate with agencies and government officials to advocate for change that can positively impact children and families.
For this Work Product, you will identify an advocacy issue relevant to your community and communicate and collaborate with agencies and/or organizations, along with government officials, to address the advocacy issue.
Your response to this Assessment should:
This Assessment requires submission of one (1) document that includes a two- to three-page paper and two letters you will write to an agency and government official. Save this file as CC004_firstinitial_lastname (for example, CC004_J_Smith). When you are ready to upload your completed Assessment, use the Assessment tab on the top navigation menu.
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This assessment has three-parts. Click each of the items below to complete this assessment.
Identify an advocacy issue related to children and families in your community, and write a two- to three-page paper that does the following:
Using the agency you identified in Part I, write a two- to three-page letter to the advocacy agency. Your letter should include:
Using the same advocacy issue you identified in Part I, write a two- to three-page letter to a government official in your local, state, or federal government. Your letter should include: