Early Childhood Action Day


Voices Heard in Harrisburg

Early Childhood Action Day 2016 is Tuesday, June 14.  A collective voice makes a bigger impact than a single voice.

Call or email Sarah (412) 421-3889, sarah@paeyc.org to join hundreds of early childhood, school-age, and out of school time educators/providers, parents and caregivers in Harrisburg, PA as we raise our collective voice for quality early childhood education.

We gather at Pine Street Church (310 N 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101 -- located directly across the street from the PA Capitol's main entrance) to:

  • check in, network, get materials, mentoring, and; 
  • participate in professional development opportunities throughout the day, and;  
  • walk over to the Pennsylvania Capitol Building to visit with your state legislators, participate in a group rally in the Capitol Rotunda and watch our state legislature in action! 

You MUST register for Action Day to have a visit with your legislators scheduled for you. Onsite, day-of registration does NOT guarantee a visit will be scheduled. Early registration is encouraged.

SAMPLE Action Day Schedule 




 7:30-  9am

 Registration & Check-in

 Pine Street Church


 Legislative Visits

 Capitol Building


 Professional  Development  Workshops

 Pine Street Church

11:30am- 12:30pm

 Professional  Development  Workshops

 Pine Street Church


 Legislative Visits

 Capitol Building


         Rally Capitol Building,  Rotunda


 Buses depart  Harrisburg Pine Street Church


Got Questions? Need More Info?

Visit the Action Day website for answers to FAQ's and more information, including registration, tips for meeting your legislator, travel advice, and more!

PAEYC members and folks from the Pittsburgh region, PAEYC will provide bus transportation and a lunch to Harrisburg as well as talking points and your appointments with legislators. For more details and to register, call Sarah (412) 421-3389 or email her at sarah@paeyc.org.

Special thanks to our friends at the United Way of Allegheny County and APOST for their support of this work!




Past Action Days

Want to see what past Action Day look like? Visit the PennAEYC website at www.pennaeyc.org for photos, videos and reports from past Action Days.

Since its modest beginnings in 2005, Early Childhood Action Day grew to be the eminent annual grassroots event for Pennsylvania's early childhood advocacy community. Gathering early childhood providers, community leaders, parents, and interested advocates, Early Childhood Action Day represents the power of the collective energy and voice that come together in Pennsylvania's Capitol. In the past few years, Action Day has drawn more than 750 people to gather at the Capitol building in Harrisburg to deliver the message of the importance of early childhood education to state legislators.  The day consists of professional development opportunities, scheduled legislative visits, and a rally in Capitol's Rotunda.