Issue Background

Early Childhood Development and Education

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities supports state and federal policies and programs that ensure that all children have access to the tools they need for healthy growth and development, and a strong start. We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality child care and pre-school, especially as growing amounts of research confirm that learning and achievement gaps begin well before kindergarten.  As we work to build strong families and communities, our network is helping to advance policies and programs that promote quality care and education in the early years and beyond.