Multi-State Initiatives for Early Childhood Policy Advocacy

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Across the country, more and more multi-state supporters of early childhood programs are deploying increasing support and resources for policy advocacy. From research and toolkits to training to funding, these initiatives are working to fill the void in all 50 states, where funding of early care and education, child health, and parental supports still falls short of what’s needed to ensure every child has an opportunity to thrive.

A new tool from the Alliance for Early Success gives investors state-by-state insight on early childhood policy advocacy funding. The interactive map tracks the presence on major multi-state investment initiatives in every state, and is searchable by either state or initiative.

ECFC’s Raising Child Care Fund initiative is among the multi-state initiatives tracked in the map. Other multi-state initiatives included in the map: American Heart Association Voices for Healthy Kids, Finish Line Project, Impact Fellows Action Fund, Partnership for America’s Children (Budget Advocacy, CCDGB, Child Poverty, Equitable Access to IDEA Services), Pritzker Children’s Initiative, and ZERO TO THREE (Building Strong Foundations for Families, Equitable Access to Early Head Start/Head Start, Think Babies).

Eleven ECFC members are among the investors supporting the map initiative.  The new map joins the Alliance’s policy advocacy landscape profiles and its 50-State Progress Report as resources for the growing number of early childhood investors who recognize the urgency of supporting policy advocacy. 

Eleven ECFC member foundations are among the supporters for the interactive map.


Photo credit: Alliance for Early Success

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