Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy. BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, originally led by Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA), under the leadership of Linda Smith, continues to create a more comprehensive and sustained approach to improving the quality of care for young children.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

BPC holds roundtables that bring together faith leaders from a variety of backgrounds and religions who are interested in supporting and engaging in early childhood issues. Based in part on the research BPC conducted with Luntz Global, this committee is working to inform outreach efforts to conservative parents. 

Additionally, the group is identifying where interest in early childhood exists in the faith community, as well as what barriers prevent faith leaders and communities across the country from supporting early childhood policies.