Will Your Senator Play Chutes and Ladders on Capitol Hill this Wednesday?
This Wednesday, September 18, from 10 a.m. until noon, lawmakers, advocates, parents, and, yes, children will gather on the U.S. Capitol grounds to play a giant game of Chutes and Ladders. The game was adapted by MomsRising, and the event is sponsored by the Strong Start for Children Campaign to highlight the importance of early learning in climbing the ladder to success in school and in life.
Will your Senator be there? It’s not too late to ask! Enter your zip code below to send a message to your Senators asking them to join in this super-sized conversation starter about the importance of high-quality early learning. The twist is that with just a roll of the dice, children get more or fewer opportunities for high-quality early learning.
Here's how you can participate in this exciting day for early learning:
- If you live in or around Washington, DC, come join in the fun this Wednesday and bring a baby, toddler, or preschooler to play the game. We’ll be on the Capitol grounds in Area #9.
- ZERO TO THREE (@ZEROTOTHREE) will be live Tweeting from the event using the hashtags #Rally4Babies and #Preschool4All, so follow us throughout the morning. Be sure to retweet at your Members of Congress about the importance of supporting early learning right from the start.
- Join the National Call-in Day for Early Learning! All day Wednesday, advocates are encouraged to call their Senators and Representatives and ask them to support increased federal investment in early learning. WATCH FOR AN ACTION ALERT ON SEPTEMBER 17!
- Chutes and Ladders may be coming to a city near you! In the next few weeks, MomsRising will hold games in several cities, including Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Santa Fe, NM; and Montpelier, VT. We’ll keep you posted on the action.