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:


Childcare and Caregiving: Governor Evers’ Wisconsin Plan

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, please click on the link provided here. Governor Tony Evers has announced a significant investment plan in his 2021-2023 biennial budget

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Wisconsin Secures $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education

This blog post provides a condensed overview of a significant announcement made by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF). To read the complete press release on the State of Wisconsin website, click here.  Governor Tony Evers and DCF Secretary Emilie Amundson unveiled Wisconsin’s achievement

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How Companies Address Child Care Challenges

This blog post offers a recap of key highlights from a Green Bay Press-Gazette report that sheds light on how businesses in Wisconsin are addressing the pressing issue of child care needs for their employees. To read the full article and learn more about these efforts, click here. Recognizing the

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