Some of these organizations join us in supporting early childhood policy advocates at the state level. Others are leaders in the early childhood policy advocacy field. Whatever their role, they are collaborators we rely on as we help our state allies bring about meaningful change for young children and their families.
The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative is a place for grantmakers to come together to learn about the latest research, program innovations, and policy affecting young children and their families. Members align their resources for common good and speak out on behalf of young children and their families.
The Partnership for America’s Children supports a network of state and community child advocacy organizations in effective advocacy. The Partnership connects its members to peer expertise and national resources and facilitates interstate collaborations to deepen the level of impact of child advocacy within and across states. It fosters policy expertise, advocacy skills, and strong organizations.
Start Early (formerly the Ounce of Prevention Fund) advances quality early learning for families with children, before birth through their earliest years, to help close the opportunity gap. Start Early builds on lessons learned in its home state of Illinois and works with leaders, advocates, and other partners at community, state and federal levels.