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Supporting Children & Families

We enhance and promote policies and systems that put children and families first.

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Our advisory and advocacy efforts are focused on promoting and enhancing the policies and systems that support increasing access and quality of early learning and care opportunities that promote healthy development for young children. We are also committed to ensuring parents feel supported and empowered and can engage in their children’s learning and long-term development — even before the birth of a child.

We take a comprehensive approach to drive improvement across a wide spectrum of early childhood priorities: infant and maternal mental health, social and emotional learning, home visiting, early intervention services and increased access to quality child care and pre-K across the country. We advocate for policies and funding in Illinois, Washington State and across the country that support home visiting programs, with a special focus on vulnerable populations and families that need extra supports.

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