Advocate for Early Childhood Education (ECE) with NVAEYC Today!

Welcome from Advocacy Committee Chair Nicole Lazarte
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Nicole Lazarte has been in the early childhood education field since 2015. Before becoming a teacher herself, she grew up helping her mom run a family home day care. She is currently a Lead Infant Teacher at ACCA Child Development Center, Annandale. She is also on the Provider Advisory Council with Virginia Promise Partnership. Nicole began getting involved with NVAEYC in early 2020 and is now a Member-at-Large and the Advocacy Committee Chair. Nicole is passionate about working towards equity and inclusion for children and teachers in the field. Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss an opportunity to tell your story! Email: nlazarte [at]

Public Policy Statement

NVAEYC believes that every child, birth through age eight, has a safe, healthy environment with caring people who promote their well-being, meet their individual needs, and support learning through play. In collaboration with NAEYC, state, and local organizations, NVAEYC informs members and the community about relevant local, state, and federal policies as well as communicates with legislators, advocating on behalf of young children and the early care and education workforce.

Kids with Capes

As educators, we know the positive impact that quality early childhood education programs have on all young children. We need YOUR help to remind local, state, and federal legislators of the need for accessible, affordable, and quality education for our country’s youngest learners.


Interested in joining our Public Policy team?

Join our team by emailing us using the form below today. We look forward to hearing from you and including you in our advocacy work!

Want to be more informed of the issues currently facing our nation’s children and families?

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe to Voices for Virginia’s Children email alerts and become a Children’s Champion to stay up-to-date on legislation impacting young children.

What's new in advocacy?

NAEYC is currently leading a national initiative,
Power to the Profession, which will define the future
of the field of early childhood. Find out how NAEYC is
working to bring more respect, quality, and better pay
to the field of early childhood education here. Your
feedback is essential! 
Catch up on the latest early
childhood education news in Virginia:

Your voice matters! 

Contact your legislators and let them know why
ECE matters. Find out who your representatives are here.

Budget Hearing 2020
Budget Hearing 2020

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Budget Hearing 2020
Budget Hearing 2020

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Advocacy Summit 2019
Advocacy Summit 2019

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Budget Hearing 2020
Budget Hearing 2020

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