Building Momentum

Make the case for our youngest children

Pritzker Children’s Initiative facilitates the creation of a national movement to increase public demand and urgency for greater investment and equitable policies for infants, toddlers, and their families.

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association uses its science-based brand credibility, communications channels, and its local, state, and national networks to support equity-centered movement through its Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative. Their work complements that of the early childhood field by amplifying the health implications of prenatal-to-3 (PN-3) programs and services and fostering relationships between PN-3 and public health practitioners and champions.

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Black Mamas Matter

Black Mamas Matter Alliance supports their members’ work to improve birth outcomes and reduce disparities for birthing persons of color, and their families, through standardized evidence-based care delivery, research, and policy development.

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Council for a Strong America

The Council for a Strong America (CSA) combines three 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); and ReadyNation (business leaders). CSA identifies new members, mobilizing these “unexpected messengers” as champions to educate lawmakers on the importance of early childhood policy solutions and state and federal investments.

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MomsRising

Created by a group of mothers concerned about their children and the world around them, MomsRising has grown from those few women into a membership of over one million mothers and families working to increase family economic security, end discrimination against women and mothers, and build a nation where businesses and families can thrive.

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National Association of Counties Research Foundation

The National Association of Counties Research Foundation supports the nation’s county commissioners, executives, and staff in advancing their local prenatal-to-three efforts. The organization provides them with a greater understanding of their role and authority in the PN-3 system, shares best practices and innovative approaches, and develops champions for young children among their members.

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National Conference of State Legislators

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is the single largest membership organization of state legislatures, providing legislators and their staff with information and resources to craft solutions to difficult problems. Within their early childhood work, NCSL has developed a strong capacity on prenatal to three issues and works with members to make more informed decisions on policies and programs that impact infants and toddlers.

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Zero to Three

Zero to Three is a critical leader in promoting understanding around issues affecting young children and their families. They translate the science of early childhood into practical, actionable information and resources to create the knowledge and will to support infants and toddlers.