Educare Flint has a group of Parent Ambassadors who each play an instrumental role in expanding the reach of the school into the community, growing enrollment, and raising awareness city-wide about the importance of early childhood education starting at birth. They are trained advocates for high-quality opportunities for Flint youth, families and communities. They also represent Educare Flint and Flint families as part of the national Educare Learning Network, and in interactions with state and national early childhood leaders.
This cohort of 10-12 parents is selected based on their commitment to becoming the vehicle of early childhood “contagion” and change in their communities, their enthusiasm for developing the foundation for all future fellow programming, and their desire to build a larger advocacy network committed to:
Creating a pipeline of programming driven by parents and community feedback that gives families the tools they need to lead change
Increasing parent and community stakeholder knowledge and connections to high quality early education and care for children, birth to eight
Activating systems and policy change around early education and care, parent involvement and access issues across the state of Michigan
Advancing supportive communities investments in parent-driven programming by establishing parent action networks throughout Flint that are led by future Parent Ambassador alums
To get involved with Parent Ambassadors, contact Charese McLean.