Our Mission

The Early Childhood Agenda imagines, prioritizes, and builds collective action around equitable and impact-driven solutions that support healthy beginnings and high-quality experiences for young children, financially secure families, and robust system infrastructure and partnerships at the state and local level so that all young children, families, the early childhood workforce, and the economy may thrive.

Our Values

Promoting evidence-based, data-informed, and culturally-aware solutions

We develop collective, systemic, sustainable, action-oriented, and impactful solutions to improve early childhood services and programs.

Advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and lived experiences in creating the conditions for meaningful and sustained change. Knowing that representation matters, we seek out racial, cultural, interdisciplinary, economic, gender, generational, geographic, institutional, and professional diversity to strengthen our work and develop sensible policies.

Elevating voices in the early childhood community

We know that to develop a strong system of early childhood services we must include the voices of the early childhood community at every step of the decision- making process in a systemic way. This partnership seeks out members of the community that are closest to the work and best positioned to identify solutions that fit their needs.

Leveraging the strengths of our partners

To work across many different issue areas within the early childhood community, we must rely on the strengths, content expertise, knowledge, and connections of our partners.

Raising awareness about the professionalism of the early childhood workforce

It’s essential to ensure that this committed workforce drives the necessary changes to be publicly recognized and valued as professionals of their craft.