Promise Insider is a podcast which focuses on child care and early childhood education advocacy in Virginia. Tune in to hear from experts and learn how we can give children the future they want, need and deserve. Promise Insider is produced by the Virginia Promise Partnership and hosted by Director Krysta Jones.
Child Care and It's Impact on Our Business Community
In this episode, we hear from Erik Rison, Vice President of Public Policy and Research for the Virginia Chamber.
Erik talks about why child care is such an important topic for the business community, and the importance of being realistic in our approach as we reach for the bold goal.
Making Cents of It All: An Update on the Virginia Budget
In this episode, we will receive an update on the Virginia budget from Chris Wodicka, Senior Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.
Chris provided insight into The Commonwealth Institute’s budget priorities, what’s next for the budget in Virginia, and key early learning provisions in the budget.
The Impact of Virginia's Redistricting on Early Learning
In this episode, we will learn more about redistricting in Virginia from Dr. Alex Keena, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University who researches political representation.
Alex provides an overview of how redistricting impacts policy, how the nonpartisan redistricting commission in Virginia worked, and how advocates can be effective moving forward.
Delegate Glenn Davis Talks Innovation in Early Learning
In this episode, we will hear from Delegate Glenn Davis, who represents the 84th district of Virginia which includes part of the City of Virginia Beach. Delegate Davis is Chair of the House Education Committee.
Delegate Davis talks about innovation in early learning, shares his vision for education in Virginia, how you can really get your issue to resonate with lawmakers, and even what he thinks quality affordable early learning opportunities will look like in 2030.
Randy Pearson, Virginia Promise In Action Government Relations Consultant, shares an update on the 2022 Virginia General Assembly session, and Abby Rogers, CEO of the Greater Richmond YMCA, discusses why child care is so important to the YMCA, and how we can best convey our message as we become "solution-focused" advocates.
Ensuring Parent Voice in Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Carol Muleta, the creator of Parenting 411, shares her thoughts on how to ensure parent voice is at the center of child care and early childhood education policy.