Access, Affordability and Quality

Pritzker Children’s Initiative supports organizations that champion policies that promote access, affordability and quality in early learning systems and unlock public capital for quality early learning programs, particularly those supporting children from birth to age three.

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First Five Years Fund

First Five Years Fund (FFYF) works to create a smarter, stronger, healthier and more productive America through early childhood education for disadvantaged children. PCI supports FFYF’s work to provide policymakers, advocates, business leaders and the public with the research and information necessary to make informed investments in high-quality early childhood development.


National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas and resources on a variety of critical issues. The NCSL’s early childhood work benefits from PCI’s support as they continue to monitor birth to age three state policies, and convene legislators and staff to gain a deeper understanding of early childhood investments during these earliest years.


National Governor’s Association

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. PCI supports the Center’s early childhood policy work, including hosting meetings for governors’ early childhood advisors, providing technical assistance to select states and convening governors to discuss options in early childhood development.


Council for a Strong America

The Council for a Strong America combines five specialized national bipartisan organizations aimed at increasing awareness and support for national and state early childhood policies. These initiatives are: Fight Crime/Invest In Kids (prosecutors and law enforcement); Mission: Readiness (retired admirals and generals); Shepherding the Next Generation (evangelical ministers); ReadyNation (business leaders) and Champions for America’s Future (Olympic athletes and other sports personalities). The Foundation supports CSA’s work to identify new members, mobilizing these “unexpected messengers” to educate lawmakers on the importance of early childhood policy solutions and investments at the state and federal level.


Alliance for Early Success

The Alliance for Early Success is a catalyst for putting vulnerable young children on a path to success. As an alliance of state, national, and funding partners, they work to improve health, learning, and economic outcomes for young children. PCI has partnered with the Alliance on an initiative to support state leaders in their efforts to educate policymakers and others about the need to dramatically increase the number of children who are on track for school readiness by age three.