Early Childhood Advocacy Opportunity — A Mentally Healthy Community Starts with its Children

Early Childhood Advocacy Update–while the event below has passed, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with Early Childhood Advocacy in Central Texas:

Attend Advocacy 101, A Lunch with Mark Strama

Learn more about the United Way Success By 6 Program here.

Get “hands on” with a Child Care Facilities Improvement Project here.

Here is a great opportunity to become an Advocate in our community for Early Childhood education. United Way’s Sue Carpenter, Director, Success By 6, will present Incredible Years, a presentation on Early Childhood best practices.

The Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force Monitoring Committee (MMHTFMC) is hosting a public forum, “A Mentally Healthy Community Starts with its Children,” focusing on Early Childhood Interventions (ECI) and its preventative impact on mental health disorders.

The forum will be held Oct. 3, 2008 from 10 a.m. until noon at Austin City Hall’s City Council Chambers, with a welcoming address from Council Member Lee Lefingwell, followed by guest speaker Libby Doggett, Ph.D., Executive Director of Pre-K Now.

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