Early Learning and Development

Our Promise 

We’re dedicated to every child’s early years ensuring they receive vital prenatal care, fostering early bonding with their caregiver, and providing a seamless, high-quality learning journey, preparing them for a successful start in kindergarten. We believe in nurturing the youngest members of our society, laying the foundation for a future filled with possibilities and opportunities. 

The Problem 

During a child’s early years, their brain undergoes significant development.

8.7

million available slots

in licensed childcare centers and family care programs for 12.3 million children needing care in 2021

4

times more likely

to experience complications related to pregnancy and childbirth as a Black woman, compared to white women

34

states

and the District of Columbia, cost for infant care in a childcare center surpasses the cost of tuition at a public college

Our Policy Path

We advocate for essential public policies to enhance family well-being: 

Accessible Health Care: Ensure accessible and culturally sensitive prenatal and maternal health care for all expecting mothers. 

Early Childhood Education: Support Early Head Start and Head Start programs, providing vital care for children from low-income households. 

Home Visitation: Implement Home Visitation programs connecting children to resources, offering parental support, and identifying developmental differences early. 

Equitable Child Care Access: Increase state and local funding to provide equitable access to high-quality child care for all families. 

Fair Compensation for Educators: Promote quality rating systems and early educator pipelines, ensuring fair compensation through living wages. 

Full-Day Kindergarten: Establish full-day kindergarten programs, creating a seamless transition for children from early years to the early grades. 

Supportive Family Bonds: Advocate for paid family leave policies, fostering strong family attachments and early bonds during this crucial period of welcoming a child. 

Our Moonshot Generational Commitment

Universal, public, quality pre-K for all young people beginning at three years old.

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