An elevator speech (also known as an “elevator pitch”) is a prepared statement that succinctly outlines an idea. The name is derived from the notion that the speech/pitch should be short enough to deliver your idea to someone with whom you are sharing an elevator ride.
The content of your speech will provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to utilize your synthesis and/or evaluation skills in conjunction with your knowledge, application, and/or analysis skills.
For this assignment, write a 2-minute (approximately 250-300 words) “elevator speech” summarizing the impact of public policy on the early childhood field and arguing the role of early childhood professionals in public policy. The speech should be written in a professional tone appropriate for early childhood educators.