Early Childhood Education
Investing in early childhood education includes evidence-based home visiting, high-quality pre-K and child care programs for children from birth until age 5. It 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 activism, we build relationships policymakers and mobilize the public to increase investments in high-quality early childhood education.
We empower our grassroots network of hundreds of thousands of supporters 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
As we celebrate Black History Month, we honor a few lesser known Black leaders who made a difference in our early education system. Learn more about them!
Together with our advocates, we’re pushing for access to high-quality, affordable child care for all in 2021 and beyond. Here’s a breakdown of how we can build back better for child care!
Throughout 2021, SCAN will work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to ensure they provide crucial investment to struggling families. Only then can we, as a nation, build back better.