8085 ASSGN2 Assignment 2: Advocacy Action Plan/LOP In Week 3 of this course, you submitted to your Instructor your advocacy action plan topic and your rationale for your selection. You will now develop your approved topic into an Advocacy Action Plan. Your Learning Outcomes Project: Advocacy Action Plan is due Day 1 of Week 11. During Weeks 7–10, you will develop different parts of your plan and gather feedback from your colleagues via Discussion.   Advocacy Topic Overview and Rationale Effective advocacy requires communicating your advocacy topic and providing a compelling rationale, based on current data and research, for why the topic you have selected is an important topic within the field of early childhood education. To develop your plan, be sure to include responses to each of the following: · What is the issue/problem/topic? Include a description as well as how organizations currently advocate for this topic. · What regulations and policies are associated with the selected topic? · What ethical factors shape your understanding of this advocacy topic? · What policies exist that inform your advocacy topic? How are they written? What are the processes for changing policy? · What stakeholders influenced and are influenced by your selected topic? · What organizations are connected to advocacy efforts supporting your topic?  For these organizations, describe the following: · What are the current funding sources and what are potential funding sources? · How does data inform current actions? · Who are the target audiences? · What advocacy messages are being delivered, and to whom? · What kinds of resources, including money, are necessary to put something into place? · In terms of advocacy goals, what overall goals would be reasonable in 6 months, 2 years, and 5 years (across range goals and interim steps)? · How will success of the advocacy efforts in terms of equity, ethics, and social justice be monitored and evaluated? By Day 1 of Week 11 Submit your LOP: Advocacy Action Plan. Submission and Grading Information To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: · Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “MD4Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name. · Click the Module 4 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area. · Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “MD4Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open. · If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. · Click on the Submit button to complete your submission. https://go.openathens.net/redirector/waldenu.edu?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013161X13514440 https://go.openathens.net/redirector/waldenu.edu?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013161X11427394 https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/498-deconstructing-leadership https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/494-you-have-what-it-takes-advocacy-tool

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