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.

Our Latest on EARLY CHILDHOOD

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Additional Resources

Our 2017 legislative recap on early childhood policy

Our legislative priorities and recommendations for the 2017 session

Texas Education Agency's report recommending limits on Texas pre-k class size

Our 2016 report on ECI in Texas

Our 2016 report on the Texas high-quality pre-k grant program established by HB 4

Our latest policy brief on nutrition in child care centers

Our latest policy brief on the importance of high-quality pre-k

Our 2016 policy brief on ECI and school readiness

Our 2015 policy brief on child care ratios

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