Join We Care for Kids Week: September 26-October 2, 2022
We Care for Kids Week is a statewide celebration connecting partners and community leaders to families and resources in their community with the goal of building support for quality early childhood education and early childhood educators. This is a week to inform, motivate, and engage Nebraskans from every corner of the state. It’s a fun, flexible, community-centered effort to help every organization and individual spread the word. Throughout the week we encourage you to host local community events and activities that draw attention to the importance of quality early childhood education.
We Care for Kids will kick things off with a statewide telephone town hall where people can learn how to get more involved in building support for quality early childhood education. With the ability to join from your own phone, or virtually on Facebook and Twitter, anyone will be able to dial in and discuss the issue with Nebraska educators and community leaders. The hour-long interactive session will be moderated by Taryn Vanderford, News Anchor and Producer with KOLN TV, and include the following who will answer questions from Nebraskans calling into the town hall session:
- Dr. Tawana Grover, Superintendent, Grand Island Public Schools
- Deb Reiman, Assistant Vice President of Early Childhood, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
- Kelsee Sayer, Parent Ambassador, Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative
Join the We Care for Kids Week Virtual and Tele-Town Hall (English only)
Date/Time: Wed, September 28th 6-7 PM CENTRAL TIME
Participant Dial In: (855) 756-7520 Ext. 84603#
Participating in We Care for Kids Week is easy—and anyone can join to inform and recruit your organization, friends, neighbors, and family to join the effort.
How do I participate?
Any person, group, early childhood care and education provider, or organization can participate in We Care for Kids Week. Here are few examples:
- Host a We Care for Kids event at your school, place of worship, or headquarters. Set up a table or ask if you can have 10 minutes to share some information with attendees using our toolkit.
- Post the We Care for Kids video (English and Spanish versions available) and campaign information on your website and social media accounts.
- Include a speaker to talk about the importance of early childhood education at your school, place of worship, or organization’s already-scheduled event.
- Send an email to everyone on your organization’s email list using our customizable template.
- Host a gathering at home, invite neighbors, family, and friends and talk about early childhood education in your own community, encourage everyone to get involved, and spread the word.
- Throughout the week, we will be spreading the word through our social media channels and email list! You can re-share our social posts with your own followers and forward our email to colleagues, neighbors, friends, and others who may be interested in learning more.
To participate, take these five simple steps:
Step 1: Register yourself or your organization as a We Care for Kids Week participant through the form below.
Step 2: Download the We Care for Kids toolkit materials. You’ll get handouts, videos, social media, and other easy-to-use templates!
Step 3: Begin planning your event or engagement effort in your community. Who are the people who know, love, and trust you that you can share this information with? You know your community best. Adapt the tone and format of your outreach to motivate people.
Step 4: Share this page and start encouraging your community to sign up!