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June 15, 2022
36 min 49 sec

Becoming an Early Childhood Advocate

About this episode

What is the value of connecting our daily, lived experiences with the bigger picture of what is happening in early childhood policy and advocacy?

We talk about this and much more in today’s episode with Shannon Rudisill. Shannon is the Executive Director of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, an organization that activates private philanthropists to fund advocacy efforts in early childhood.

Prior to joining ECFC, Shannon served on the Obama Administration’s senior leadership team for early childhood programs and was the Director of the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Child Care (OCC). OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund, which provides over $5 billion per year to States, Territories, and over 500 Tribal communities to provide child care for about 1.5 million children each month.

This project is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

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