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

Invest in Quality Child Care

Help Kids like Cole Access High-Quality Child Care

51% of American families live in a child care desert. Children who don’t have quality child care often start kindergarten behind – and never catch up. Urge your members of Congress to address child care deserts today so more kids can thrive!

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2020 Vision for Kids

This year, there are a lot of competing priorities facing our elected leaders. And through it all, we need to ensure that children are a top priority.


The Stories that Moved You in 2019

The news cycle in 2019 was anything but slow. There was so much that happened this year – it’s hard to keep track! That’s why we’re taking a moment to reflect on the stories that touched you, our readers, in 2019.