Advocacy in Action

Leading Advocacy Efforts

First 5 Fox Valley takes a leadership role in advocating for policies, programs, and funding systems that directly support families with children aged 0-5. Our advocacy efforts encompass a range of critical actions, including:

First 5 Fox Valley has earned a prominent reputation as an expert in early childhood development, recognized across local, state, and national platforms. Media outlets and organizations regularly seek our insights on early child development. Our track record of delivering results also makes us a valuable partner in advocacy initiatives.

First 5 Fox Valley allocates financial resources strategically to convene champions and allies who share our passion for family support. These resources help bring key stakeholders together to collectively drive positive change in the Fox Valley.

First 5 Fox Valley actively advocates for policies and regulations on a local, state, and national level that create a nurturing environment for families. This includes championing family-centric policies that promote early childhood development and well-being.

First 5 Fox Valley works tirelessly to support and enhance existing programs aimed at assisting families with young children. Our commitment extends to identifying gaps in services and recommending improvements to ensure families receive the best possible support.

First 5 Fox Valley plays a pivotal role in coordinating systems that impact families, ensuring that services and resources are streamlined and accessible. By providing alignment, engagement, and collaboration across all sectors, we aim to identify gaps in services and allocate community resources where they are needed most.

Advocacy Actions:

Advocacy

Boosting Family Budgets: Governor Evers Signs Bill into Law

This summary provides an overview of an official press release, focusing on key advocacy initiatives relevant to First 5 Fox Valley. For a comprehensive review of the official document released on March 4, 2024 please click on the link provided here. Governor Tony Evers of Wisconsin has signed Assembly Bill

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ARPA Dollars: F5FV’s Advocacy Impact

First 5 Fox Valley’s (F5FV) advocacy and leadership in early childhood development extend far beyond their local community. They participate on various task forces and advisory groups, both at the state and national levels, to discuss data-driven projects aimed at improving outcomes for young children. Their involvement in these initiatives

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HBCDstudy.org: F5FV’s Role in Early Brain Research

As an advocate and leader in early childhood development, First 5 Fox Valley (F5FV) continually seeks to advance knowledge and research in critical areas. Their latest venture involves participation in the Healthy Brains and Child Development Study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at UW Madison. F5FV’s

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Help Me Grow: F5FV’s Mentorship and National Impact

First 5 Fox Valley’s (F5FV) influence in the early childhood development field extends beyond local borders, as they actively mentor and guide others in the Help Me Grow National Center. This nationally recognized program promotes child development by creating pathways for families to access local community resources that help children

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NCECWD: F5FV’s Role to Enhance Early Childhood Workforce

In the realm of early childhood development, a dedicated workforce is crucial. First 5 Fox Valley (F5FV) recognizes this and actively participates in the National Center for Early Childhood Workforce Development (NCECWD). As part of a national cohort examining wage scales and policy efforts, F5FV plays a pivotal role in

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Help Me Grow Fox Valley Connects Parents and Resources

This summary provides an overview of an official article published by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, highlights the impactful initiative known as Help Me Grow Fox Valley and the ongoing evolution of this service for familise. For a complete read of the original article, click here. Help Me Grow-Fox Valley,

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EC-LINC: F5FV’s Role in Innovative Early Childhood Systems Building

When it comes to innovative work and lessons learned in early childhood systems building, F5FV stands at the forefront as a representative in the EC-LINC (Early Childhood Learning and Innovations Network for Communities). This nationwide cohort, led by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), brings together 20

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Initiative to Support Early Childhood Development in Rural Counties

This summary provides an overview of an official article published by ThedaCare, focusing on an important initiative led by First Five Fox Valley (F5FV) and ThedaCare, aimed at supporting early childhood development in rural Wisconsin counties. For a complete read of the original article, click here. The collaborative effort between

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