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 for kids.
What You Can Do
SCAN’s Associate Director for State Campaigns details how he’s seen the benefit of early childhood education across multiple states and explains why he’s encouraging the Senate to #InvestInKids.
Last month, I traveled to Berlin to visit the Save the Children Germany office to help more young people get involved in advocacy. Here’s what I shared, and what I learned along the way.
This week was International Youth Day, and to honor that, we’re highlighting the work of our high school Student Ambassadors. Most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote but work hard to engage elected officials and candidates on issues impacting kids.