Early Childhood Education

In order for our all of our nation’s children to fulfill their potential and succeed in college and career – especially those in low-income communities – we must expand access to affordable, high-quality, early learning opportunities.

Decades of research shows that properly nurturing children in the early years of life is instrumental to supporting enhanced brain development, cognitive functioning, and emotional and physical health.  Research has also shown that the one investment that leads to better educational outcomes, stronger job earnings, and lower crime rates is quality early learning programs. These programs help prevent and mitigate achievement gaps for low-income children, with long-term benefits for our nation.

Key Legislation:

Child Care for Working Families Act

Child Care and Development Block Grant Act

Improving Head Start Act