Strike a Pose for Early Childhood Education!

During his annual State of the Union address on Jan. 28th, President Obama will list his goals for the upcoming

year. Right now, the week prior to the State of the Union, we will call on the president to include early learning in his

speech through a Twitter action with advocates across the country. Tweet your support for early childhood education

using hashtag #StrongStart.


Download Your #StrongStart sign here.


We will be tweeting at the President using photos of people who believe all children should get a

#StrongStart! Join us by following these three easy steps:

1. Download and print out a #StrongStart sign here


2. Take a photo with the sign, like one you see here. Feel free to get creative—you could have children

(or yourself) strike a “strong muscles” pose or make a funny face.


3. Send your photo to or tweet them to @AFTunion.

The more photos we’re able to tweet, the more likely we’ll get the president’s attention. So send in as

many photos featuring different people as you’d like, and forward this request to your friends and family.

Then, on Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, we will tweet your great photos on the hashtag

#StrongStart. Please contact if you have any questions.

Thank you for everything you do to support early learning!