Hawaiʻi Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance presents a 4-part series on Early Childhood in Hawaiʻi

Join the Hawaiʻi Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance (HECAA) for its inaugural information series focused on early care and learning. Our goal is to provide information and data on Hawaiʻi's early care and learning system and to share why early childhood is an important time in a child's life. The series is open to Hawaiʻi state legislators and their staff. 

View Presentations:

Brain Science and Early Childhood Development | October 27, 8-9 am

Presenter: Dr. Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D., University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

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Who is Caring for Our Keiki? Early Care and Learning Workforce | November 10, 8-9 am

Presenters: Dr. Ashley Williams, Director of California Policy and Educator Engagement Programs, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Dr. Terry Lock, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Brenda Watanabe, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Hawaiʻi Community College

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Now and Then: Opportunities to Make Immediate and Long-Term Investments in Early Childhood| November 18, 8-9 am

Presenters: Jenna Bannon and Jennifer Palmer, National Conference of State Legislators, and Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Office of Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families

Office of Early Childhood Development Presentation

National Conference of State Legislators Presentation

The Future of Expanding Early Care and Learning through Act 46 | December 6, 9-10:30 am

Presenters: Senator Michelle Kidani, Representative Justin Woodson, Dr. Robert Peters, Early Learning Board Chair, Al Castle, Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation, and Justina Acevedo-Cross, Hawai'i Community Foundation 


Additional resources:

The University of Hawai‘i, Center on the Family, Access to Early Childhood Care and Education in Hawai‘i handout

Hawaiʻi Early Care and Learning Funding Handout