Communications Working Group

Below are materials from the Communications Working Group partners. Please contact Kaylor Garcia at kgarcia@childtrends.org to join.

WEBINARS

The following webinars were hosted by the Communciation Working Group for our partners. (Some materials require access to Basecamp to view.)

  • Innovative Ways to Garner State Policymakers' Attention for Early Childhood Issues in 2015 Webinar, January 27, 2015 (pdf, Video recording on Basecamp)
  • Successful Social Media Strategies, Tactics, and Measurement, April 2014 (pdf)
  • Power of Digital Communications Webinar February 6, 2014 (Video recording on Basecamp)
    • National Women's Law Center slides (pdf)
    • Widemeyer slides (pdf)
    • ZERO TO THREE slides (pdf)
    • GVI slides (pdf)

POLLS

  • Summary of Findings from Public Opinion Polls on Children’s Issues by the Child and Family Policy Center (.doc)

COMMUNICATION TOOLS

  • Early Childhood Messaging analysis conducted by True North Group and Child Trends (ppt)
  • Family Support Social Media Toolkit by Child Trends (.doc)

OP-ED EXAMPLES

Jan 23, 2014: Business leaders applaud Gov. Snyder's call for renewed early childhood investment. Michigan Live: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/01/doug_luciani_and_debbie_dingel.html

Oct 12, 2013 - If California wants fewer prisoners, we need more preschoolers. Report says preschool is a sound investment; Kevin McCarty, Sacramento city councilman & preschool advocate for Early Edge California,
The Sacramento Bee: Viewpoints: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article2579583.html

May 15, 2013 - Early education aids national security, Major General Mark R. Musick, retired Air Force,
Lincoln Journal Star: http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/local-view-early-education-aids-national-security/article_e403e8d7-f286-5f53-98bd-2bd7e703e6e6.html