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
We need to make sure Congress continues to prioritize the needs of our littlest learners by prioritizing their access to child care while their parents work. Send a message to your members of Congress today – prioritize kids as we address the coronavirus pandemic!
On April 30, the 2020 Virtual Advocacy Summit kicked off with a lively chat between SCAN President Mark Shriver and renowned chef José Andrés. Check out what they had to say about wine, advocacy and staying hopeful in challenging times.
Colorado is seriously lacking accessible child care and early ed spots. Just this year, I stood outside at 4 am, for four hours, to assure the two soon-to-be preschoolers would have a slot. Something has to change.
Olivia Kim is a Student Ambassador for Save the Children Action Network at the University of Washington. Hear, in her words, why this work is so important to her.