Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day!

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Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day!

The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is bringing babies, parents, early educators, and other early childhood advocates to Raleigh to call attention to what babies and families in North Carolina need to thrive. When we support our youngest children in having the opportunity to fulfill their potential, we create the best outcomes in health, education, and economic well-being for everyone in North Carolina.  Join us on April 9th in Raleigh to tell our policymakers it’s time to Think Babies - for stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous future. Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day is a FREE family-friendly event that will take place during the national Week of the Young Child. Please register for this event now. Join us for: Remarks from state and national leaders, parents, and early education providers Storytime with legislators Family-friendly activities, crafts, and playtime Meetings with your legislators, on your own and/or as part of a group An opportunity to share your story and make your voice heard for children and families in North Carolina.

  Please check back soon for a more detailed schedule. We are able to cover some travel costs for parents and providers who work with young children ages 0-3 who are meeting with legislators. Please indicate on your registration form if you are in need of a travel stipend to attend. We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible but cannot guarantee travel stipends for everyone. Register now.  Help spread the word by sharing this flyer and using #ThinkBabiesNC on social media. Thank you to our co-sponsors: FAQs What if I'm not comfortable speaking to a legislator? You don't have to speak with a legislator in order to be part of Strolling Thunder, but we are happy to work with you to make you feel more comfortable. We will offer a virtual training prior to the event, and if you're not ready to meet with your legislator on your own, you will still have an opportunity to join a group to deliver Think Babies™ NC materials to legislative offices.  Should I bring my child? Yes, children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
We will have storytime with legislators, children's activities, crafts, and supplies to decorate strollers. Children are also welcome and encouraged to go to meetings with legislators. Where should I park? This event will take place at Halifax Mall at the NC General Assembly, which is the lawn located between the Legislative Building and the Legislative Office Building (intersection of Salisbury St. and Lane St.). There are several parking lots and parking decks nearby. This map indicates visitor parking lots, all of which are within walking distance. What if it rains? Strolling Thunder will take place rain or shine. If it is raining, the event will be moved to the audtiorium in the NC Museum of History (5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601). Will there be food? Light snacks and water will be available.
There are also many restaurants nearby. Will there by child care during the event? No, all parents are responsible for watching and caring for their children during the event. How can I participate if I can't be in Raleigh that morning? We can help you organize a meeting in your home district. You can also join the conversation on social media using #ThinkBabiesNC and let lawmakers know why you think it's important to invest in the needs of babies and families in our state. Other questions? Just ask.

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