Common Start

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.

Time Commitment:

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.

Background:

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 –