Research demonstrates that access to high-quality early childhood education makes a difference in the
lives of children, but access to content and curricula varies widely from
community to community and state to state.
When parents establish themselves as the first and longest serving teacher of their children, they begin to develop their own sense of self, curiosity, vocabulary and independence.
We believe meaningful developmental and
educational progress for historically underserved students is only
Increased investments in opportunity
and multi-dimensional approaches to curricula and content
A renewed and ongoing commitment to equity and excellence
in every state and every district
A true understanding of what is possible for students and
families—rather than a focus on challenges that too often dominates
discussions of urban education reform and innovation.
Community stakeholders, policymakers, education leaders and families
must join together to determine the right set of investments, and partnerships necessary to improve the quality of early learning and
early childhood education across all settings, and work to support and
develop educators prepared to help children thrive.