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 November 2018 report on Early Childhood Intervention funding in Texas
Our March 2018 report on early grade suspensions in Texas
Our 2017 interactive map on ECI enrollment trends by Texas county.
Our 2017 legislative recap on early childhood policy
Our April 2017 policy brief on suspensions and expulsions in early grades
Our March 2017 policy brief on early childhood nutrition
Our November 2016 report on Early Childhood Intervention in Texas
Our September 2016 press release on TEA's report recommending limits on Texas pre-k class size
Our September 2016 report on the Texas high-quality pre-k grant program established by HB 4