OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD WORK FOCUSES ON

EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

Providing more children with access to a safe and effective learning environment, both in child care and pre-K, gives children a strong start in life and helps ensure more children enter school ready to learn and on a path to success.

EARLY SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS, INFANTS, AND TODDLERS

A strong start in life requires a seamless continuum of care from preconception to post-partum, breastfeeding support, access to effective Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) for children under three with disabilities and developmental delays, home visiting programs, and other effective family supports.   

THE INTERSECTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND OTHER ISSUES

Effective early childhood policies set kids up for lifelong success by addressing their health and social-emotional needs and ensuring educators have the tools they need to help kids with challenging behaviors thrive and reach their potential.

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Additional Resources

Our 2015 legislative recap on early education policy and early childhood supports

Our 2015 policy brief on child care ratios

Texas Education Agency's webpage on the HB 4 High Quality Pre-K Grant Program

Raise Your Hand Texas 2015 report on Texas pre-k

Our memo on Early Childhood Intervention and proposed therapy rate cuts for children with disabilities