Every child in every state has what they need in the early years to realize their full potential for a lifetime.
To create a powerful community of diverse early childhood policy allies that informs, accelerates, and amplifies their effectiveness in achieving state actions necessary for each and every young child to thrive.
Connectedness. We believe in connecting our allies to create a diverse community that accelerates progress and maximizes investors’ impact. We also value connectedness as a staff and cherish the trust, empathy, and friendship that unite us as a team.
Adaptiveness. We are flexible and responsive to ongoing changes on the state and national landscape. We listen to our state allies, stay versed in the challenges of their environments, and support their priorities.
Antiracism. We believe the only way we’ll achieve our vision is through policy changes that dismantle the structural racism that drives disparities from the start.
Comprehensiveness. We advocate for the whole child, support a comprehensive range of policies, and value the priorities set by children’s families and communities.
Bipartisanship. We relentlessly pursue opportunity and equity for every child, regardless of a state’s current political landscape, so we recruit, welcome, and respect allies from across the political spectrum.
Patience. While our commitment is wildly urgent, we know this work can take years to bear fruit. We are building capacity and sustainability that deliver policy wins both now and into a state’s future.