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!
Going into a New Year, we’ll need all the support we can get from advocates and supporters like you. Hear from SCAN supporters how and why they lifted their voices for kids in 2020!
SCAN’s advocacy led to many state victories and investments in early education that will change the lives of children for years to come.
2020 wasn’t all bad! Many SCAN supporters showed up for kids. Now, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate victories that inspired me.