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Strategies for Children has gone back to its roots and strengthened and reimagined our role as a convener and connector in the early childhood space in Massachusetts by creating, organizing and hosting The 9:30 Call. Launched in March 2020, and recently commemorating its 3rd anniversary, our daily 9:30 Call continues to build community and serve as a unique venue for information sharing, knowledge building, networking, policy and political updates, and moral support for the field. 9:30 Call conversations help cultivate real-time feedback loops between local practitioners and state-level advocates, funders, and policymakers.

The call runs daily, Monday – Thursday from 9:30–10:00 AM. Our 9:30 call community includes 1,400 people, and participation is between 75-100 on any given day. We created an infrastructure including a guest speaker calendar dating back to our first call, follow up materials and a sign up form to join the list and get weekly email updates with guest speakers. This call is on Zoom and we use the same link every day. If we do record, we’ll be sure to give you a heads up.

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If you miss the call live, you can always catch-up with the follow-up materials archived online.

We have participants from early education and care, community-based organizations, nonprofits, research, philanthropy, business, higher education, state and local government, K-12, health, human services, economic development, law, and more. The calls have provided the space for us all to address and discuss many challenges facing the field over the last three years and share our collective successes.

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1,400 Total Number of Callers

"This has been a tremendous way to stay anchored and know the pulse of the field statewide."

"We meet with legislative staff members, and they say, I get it. I get it. I get it. Now what do you want me to do? That's why we have to come up with solutions that involve the voices of the people in the field who are doing this work."



Former Mayor of Lawrence, Dan Rivera

Facing an emergency: Lawrence invests in more child care

Dr. Katherine Hsu, DPH

Advice on COVID-19 from local epidemiologist Dr. Katherine Hsu

Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen

The city of Washington, D.C., raises early educatorsí salaries by $10,000


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