Parent Ambassadors 

 

Parent Ambassadors are recruited to participate in a yearlong leadership and advocacy training program. Parents acquire skills

in communicating and presenting their experiences to inform legislators and decision makers. Since 2009, Parent Ambassadors have provided testimony and advocated to improve the child-care subsidy system, expand early learning opportunities for children in the child welfare system, increase ECEAP services to all eligible children, and maintain funding for child-care assistance and ECEAP.

Training

150 hours of training, mentoring, and coaching received
by Parent Ambassadors in a yearlong program.

Testimony

Each year Parent Ambassadors typically give testimony at 6
legislative hearings

Presentations

100 presentations on advocacy and early learning issues made by
Parent Ambassadors to other parents each year

Advocacy Partners

  • MomsRising
  • Child Care Aware of Washington
  • Save the Children Action Network
  • Children’s Alliance
  • Perigee Fund
  • Ballmer Group
  • Kellogg Foundation

Each year, Parent Ambassadors make

Phone / email contacts to state and federal elected officials

Meetings in- person or on conference calls with state and federal agency decision makers about family and early learning issues

Meetings in- person or on conference calls with state and federal agency decision makers about family and early learning issues

Parent Ambassadors educate

1,000 parents on advocacy, early learning, child-care, and family well-being issues

Parent Ambassadors reach 250 community members and organized
10 special community events

Parent Ambassadors serve on statewide advisory, planning and advocacy groups