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 through bipartisan federal advocacy. PCI supports FFYF’s work to advance federal investment in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five and provides policymakers, advocates, business leaders and the public with the research and information necessary to make informed investments in quality early childhood development.

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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 complete and publish a landscape scan on birth to age three state policies, and convene legislators and staff to gain a deeper understanding of early childhood investments during these earliest years.

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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.

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Council for a Strong America

The Council for a Strong America is a national advocacy organization that houses five specialized organizations aimed at increasing support for national and state early childhood policies and greater public investment. 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 champion bipartisan early childhood policy solutions at the state and federal level.