Science tells us that prenatally to age three is the critical time to build the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Supporting children’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development needs prenatally and up to age three is what builds a strong foundation for success in school and in life.
Economists have proven that investments in high-quality early learning payoff: lower poverty and incarceration rates, better health, higher graduation rates, and adults more prepared to find and keep employment.
We must dramatically increase public and private investments in our youngest learners. And we must do this in a way that addresses and eliminates the deep disparities along racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic differences. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to and participation in culturally relevant, high-quality services responsive to what families want and need.
The Pritzker Children’s Initiative supports research on how to best measure the impact of key program interventions on the developmental outcomes of at-risk children.Measuring Impact
The Pritzker Children’s Initiative supports efforts to build the capacity of organizations working to create prenatal-to-three systems of care.Creating Capacity
The Pritzker Children’s Initiative supports the work of organizations that make the case for policies and programs that impact the lives of infants and toddlers.Building Momentum
The Pritzker Children’s Initiative supports the work of organizations to encourage innovation and bring promising programs to scale.Encouraging Innovation