What Unites Us?

From every part of this country, people of all races, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and political affiliations come together in service to a shared common goal: ensuring all children and families have equitable access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education provided by a diverse, well-prepared, and well-compensated profession.

Expand Opportunities
Support Excellence
and Equity
Value Early Childhood Educators

Policy Priorities

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Federal Policy Priorities

Let’s work together to ensure that our nation’s policies and practices catch up with the significant body of research and science about the individual and collective benefits that accrue when children have access to high-quality early learning settings with supported, skilled, and knowledgeable teachers. Learn how we think we can get there! 

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State Policy Priorities

States are powerful drivers in the pursuit of access to high-quality early learning for today’s children in order to strengthen tomorrow’s workforce. Learn what actions we recommend states take in order to continue to lead the way forward!

Child Care in Your State

Investing in high–quality early childhood education and educators produces positive outcomes for our children, families, and the economic future of our country.