Our Work

Advocating for policies and programs that guarantee all children have a Head Start and a Strong Start in life.


CDF is committed to ensuring all children are guaranteed a Head Start and a Strong Start in life, which starts with access to a continuum of high-quality early learning and development opportunities from birth through age 5 that meet the needs of children and their families. This includes access to evidence-based, voluntary home visiting programs; Early Head Start and Head Start; high-quality, affordable child care; high-quality preschool; and full-day kindergarten.