Building Momentum

Make the case for our youngest children

Pritzker Children’s Initiative supports organizations that educate policymakers on the key issues of access, affordability and quality in early learning systems, particularly those supporting children from birth to age three.

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Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center

Housed within the University of Texas’ Child and Family Research Partnership, the Impact Center will conduct research about early interventions and school readiness, translate research into policy recommendations, track and evaluate promising policies and programs across the country, engage key players in the sector, and assist states with designing high-quality systems of care.  

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Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress will educate the public on why supporting infants and toddlers to ensure they are ready to succeed in school requires sustained and urgent attention. By creating policy reports, stakeholder toolkits, and engagement activities, CAP will ensure that infants and toddlers are at the forefront of policy conversations at the national, state, and local levels.

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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 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.

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United States Chamber of Commerce

By publishing case studies and hosting a series of meetings, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation will engage and educate the business community on the importance of high-quality early childhood development programs. Simultaneously, USCCF will instruct early childhood leaders how to best connect with their local businesses, creating a common language of partnership between the sectors.