Beyond the Usual Suspects: Developing New Allies to Invest in School Readiness

This monograph provides information on how advocates might work to build a broader set of allies to promote an early childhood agenda to improve school readiness. It stresses the importance of recognizing the cultures, or cognitive frames, of groups of allies and crafting outreach messages accordingly. Recommendations for advocacy groups is included.

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b2: Building collaborative relationships
b3: Involving stakeholders in decision making
b4: Leading community change
b5: Community and cultural influences