Early Childhood Capitol Day 2023


On March 15, 2023, parents, early childhood professionals, researchers, and other advocates gathered to educate legislators about the importance of the earliest years. The 2023 Early Childhood Capitol Day gave families and advocates the opportunity to share  experiences and recommendations for how policymakers can best support and invest in early childhood.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

The 2023 Early Childhood Capitol Day is co-sponsored by Think Babies Michigan and Michigan AEYC


Resources: Prepare for Early Childhood Capitol Day

• Think Babies Michigan – 2023-2025 TBM Policy Priorities
Michigan AEYC Policy Agenda
Questions to Ask Lawmakers
Tips for Engaging with Lawmakers
Finding Commonalities and Solutions with Decision-Makers
Meetings with Your Elected Officials


Q. Will there be a virtual component to Early Childhood Capitol Day?
A. We are currently exploring the possibility for a virtual component to the day. Continue to check back here for updates.

Q. Is lunch provided?
A. Yes, lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Q. Do I need to schedule the meeting with my legislator(s) in the afternoon?
A. No, we will schedule all legislative meetings for you.

Q. Is there a cost to participate in Early Childhood Capitol Day?
A. No, there is no cost to register or participate in Early Childhood Capitol Day.

Q. Can I bring my child(ren)?
A. The event is not intended for children and space is limited. However, there may be a child care stipend available, if that is a barrier to your attendance. Please contact Kelly Walden, kwalden@ecic4kids.org, for more information.

Q. What about travel and parking?
A. There are numerous parking ramps and lots available within a few blocks of Heritage Hall in the State Capitol. For specific information on parking, check out these tools: Lansing Capitol Complex Map and Downtown Lansing Parking Map. Please visit https://www.lansing.org/ to find great resources on hotels, restaurants, and other things to do in area.

Q. Will I earn MiRegistry Training Hours/SCECHs for attending this event?
A. Yes, three MiRegistry Training Hours/SCECHs are available to those who qualify.

Q. How do I find out who my State Representative is?
A. Look up your State Representative using your address here.

Q. How do I find out who my State Senator is?
A. Look up your State Senator using your address here.


Think Babies is staffed by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation.