AECA is launching a 28-day challenge throughout February and we need your voice! We want to share the amazing work you do every day with children all across Arkansas to show that early childhood educators are #keyPLAYers in building STRONG brains through RELIABLE RELATIONSHIPS and STIMULATING PLAY.

We will be sharing a prompt on our blog and social media every day for you to respond to with your best photos and stories about children’s play and education in your setting. We will use these stories to help promote our 2021 Public Policy agenda and show that early childhood educators not only support brain development and school readiness, but that the parents of 130,000 Arkansas children rely on our services to earn a living. Add the hashtag #keyPLAYers and we will saturate the social media newsfeeds with evidence of what amazing work you are doing across the state of Arkansas for young children and their families.

We can’t wait to see your submissions! If you are not on social media and wish to participate, please be sure to check out our blog that will have the challenges posted each day. We encourage you to double-check your own social media and photograph policy when sharing images of children, and invite you to get creative if sharing faces is not an option – photographs of centers, materials used and even just hands are so powerful for telling your stories! 

Copy and paste this fill in the blank or craft your own version:
Did you know “toys” are actually specialized learning materials? Our kids develop________,________ and ________ while playing
with them.

Please share to your own social media using the hashtag #keyPLAYers. If you do not have social media and wish to participate, or you have any questions about the challenge, please email our VP of Communications, Emma Tempest We are SO excited to see what you have to share!

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