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what we believe

our mission & vision

We are Community Advocates for Young Learners, or CAYL.

Our purpose is to organize, equip, and empower people to create change on behalf of children.

Our vision is a nation where the right to high quality early care and education is embedded in public policy, professional practice, and familial engagement.

what we stand for

our principles

Representative Leadership

Involving people in decisions that affect them.

Commitment to Diversity

Ensuring all voices are heard and bridging multiple perspectives.

Focused on Solutions

Embracing responsibility to create sustainable change.

Impact and Innovation

Taking action that is timely, relevant, and immediately actionable.

Building and Sharing Knowledge

Creating and disseminating strategic information to be used and understood by everyone.

what we publish

our publications & products

who we support

our impact

school administrators preschools elementary school principals

early education centers directors family childcare programs

advocates educators after schools communities of color childcare workers

government agencies educators policy makers dual language learners 

families higher education programs community leaders kindergartens

what programs we offer

our services

who we are

our staff

Dr. Valora Washington

CEO & President

Brenda Gadson

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Spisich

Communication & Marketing Program Associate

Amanda Storth

Networks Program Manager

Wayne Ysaguirre

Chief Workforce Innovation Officer

Kelly Randlett

Program Administrator

Yvette Rodriguez

Fellowship Coordinator

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(617) 354 - 3820