Other Events

2017 Legislative Caucus Breakfasts


This legislative breakfast provided an emphasis on Affordable High-Quality Childcare.


This legislative breakfast provided an emphasis on Evidence-Based Literacy/Numeracy.

Brian Gallagher

Lori Lake PPT


Why is Escaping Poverty an Individual Problem?

High-Quality Childcare is a Top Military Priority


This legislative breakfast will provide an emphasis on Evidence-Based Family Support Programs.


This legislative breakfast will provide an emphasis on Preventive Health.

2016 Legislative Read Day

April 15, 2016 Gloria Ainsworth hosted the 2016 Legislative Read Day in partnership with Potts Family Foundation, Partners In Education, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce and the Ardmore Public Library. Three classes of Gloria Ainsworth Childcare Center were able to participate in the event. Senator Frank Simpson, pictured, Mayor John Moore and Mayor Kyle Lawson of Gene Autry spent the morning reading to the children. The Ardmore Library and Literacy Council provided three books to each student to take home and read and a Big Book for each classroom. Reading to young children is one of the greatest gifts to give a young child as it instills lifelong skills. Jessica Pfau and Wes Stucky are Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities and helped make this event happen to bring policy makers and leaders of the community together to tour high quality child care centers like Gloria Ainsworth.


Oklahoma Representatives and Business Leaders raise literacy gap awareness by reading to children across Oklahoma

State representatives will be promoting early childhood literacy by reading to approximately 17 children at the Ki Bois Head Start during the Legislative Read Day, Friday, April 17, as part of the national Week of the Young Child and Head Start’s 50th anniversary. Other similar legislative reading events will occur the same day in the following communities: Marietta, McAlester, Stillwater, Blackwell, Lawton, Altus, and Moore. April 13-17 is proclaimed as the Week of the Young Child by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This state-wide event includes over 16 legislators reading to more than 350 children and is being coordinated through the Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities (OKCEO) network which is comprised of 60 business and community leaders from across Oklahoma who advocate to policy makers and the general public on the link between early childhood development and Oklahoma’s economic growth. This network is sponsored by Potts Family Foundation, Smart Start Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Business Roundtable. Over 350 books are being supplied by Reach Out and Read Oklahoma and Bank of Oklahoma.