Forward-Thinking Leadership Can Take Us Where We Need to Be

Young children and their families in your district depend on you to represent them and make smart economic and policy choices for our nation.

Early childhood investments not only prepare children for school, they also save taxpayers money by preventing the social problems that result when children do not succeed in school. As an elected official representing families and children, you can help close the academic achievement gap and put our country on track toward helping all its citizens get the strongest foundation for success in school and in life.

Here’s How You Can Help

  • Protect and commit to expanding federal, state and local funding for early childhood programs—even in tough economic climates.
  • Speak out in support of early childhood programs to legislative leaders and during legislative hearings, budget negotiations and legislative caucus meetings.
  • Sponsor legislation that benefits infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
  • Partner with advocacy groups to promote early childhood initiatives.
  • Visit early childhood programs in your district to see firsthand how they can benefit children at risk for school failure.