Regional Action Team Members
Greater Boston, Brockton, or Northeast MA
Project Timeline: This project is the Common Start campaign, commonstartma.org, and the role will conclude
June 30, 2022.
The role will require 10 hours a week. Depending on the task, it will include evenings and weekends. Phone
banks will be no earlier than 5pm and no later than 8pm, unless it is on Saturday, then 9am to noon or 4pm to
8pm. Canvassing other than scheduled times with providers, etc. will be weekdays and/or Sundays from 5pm
to sunset. Saturday from 9am to noon and 4pm to sunset. Meeting with supervisor and/or coordinator for one
hour included per week. Some fixed schedule but most is flexible.
Compensation: Hourly wage of $20/hour for up to 10 hours per week maximum.
The Massachusetts campaign for Affordable and Accessible High-Quality Early Education and Care is lifting the
voices of families, early educators, and multiple stakeholders to promote a childcare systems reform agenda.
The coalition filed a Bill on February 16, 2021. The state-funded policy will include free childcare for lower
income families and a progressive sliding-scale fee structure that averts cliff-effects. In addition, the legislation
prioritizes adequately compensating center, home-based providers, and early educators for their professional
services. An important part of the campaign is to lift parent and educator voices, using a range of strategies.
Overview of Responsibilities:
1. Outreach and education with childcare providers, early childhood educators and families
2. Engagement of childcare providers, early childhood educators and families on policy development
3. Call regional chapter members to attend chapter meetings/events and follow up
Action Team Members would implement a combination of calls to voters, and to directors, owners, early
educators, and families to gauge interest about how childcare funding should be utilized. Action Team
Members make connections and schedule meetings with providers in marginalized communities obtaining
permission to engage early educators and families.
Hand out information to owners, directors, early educators, and families about state and national policies that
would serve their needs. Collect stories to broaden our story collection effort. Acquiring contact information
to help build and strengthen local chapters by increasing decision-making, especially from those traditionally
left out of the conversation.
Your Personal Monthly Goals:
1. Surveys – 30
2. Handouts – 350
3. Story Collection –