Early Childhood Education
Investing in early childhood education, which includes evidence-based home visiting, high-quality pre-K and child care programs for children from birth until age 5, is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty.
Studies show that children who receive a high-quality early education are 20% more likely to graduate from high school and, on average, earn a 50% higher income.
What We’re Doing
Through a combination of government relations, communications and grassroots mobilization, we build relationships with the public and policymakers to increase investments in high-quality early childhood education.
We empower our grassroots network of more than 280,000 advocates to raise their voices and lobby their local, state and federal lawmakers to invest in kids. By joining together, we become a force that turns advocacy into policy wins.
What You Can Do
Voters across the political spectrum support financial relief for the child care industry during the pandemic. Now it’s up to lawmakers to act. Send the petition to Congress and the president today – we must save child care!
Distance learning is hard. But it shouldn’t mean that children are left behind in their education.
Child care providers and teachers have been stretched thin over the last few months. Before many more child care centers are forced to close, we must continue to advocate for increased investments toward the child care industry.
Advocates across the U.S. spoke up in support of child care during the 2020 Republican National Convention. Here are a few highlights from the week.