We elevate family and caregiver voices to ensure our efforts result in early learning programs and systems that are accessible and truly responsive to the needs and desires of families.
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Ask Congress to Make a Lasting Investment in America’s Next Generation
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Start Early's grassroots advocacy aims to improve the lives of young children and families by educating legislators and policymakers and urging them to prioritize early learning care at local, state and federal levels.
Our Priority Areas
Our priority areas emphasize policy and systems change that help create early childhood systems that promote quality and effectively meet the needs of the children and families who need them most.
The Role of Families
Our work supports connected, comprehensive early childhood systems that provide all children and their families with equitable access to high-quality services from before birth through age 5.
Learn more about how we are supporting children, families and early childhood professionals as we improve the state of early learning in America.
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Together, when we start early, we can close the opportunity gap and ensure every child has a chance to reach their full potential.
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