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 250,000 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
In a majority of states, child care costs more than in-state college tuition. A bill in Congress called the Child Care for Working Families Act (S.1806 | H.R.3773) would expand high-quality affordable child care and preschool programs. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Child Care for Working Families Act today!