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
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
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