Early Care and Education (ECE)

Quality Early Care & Education Paves The Way to Later Success

A strong start in the earliest years of a child’s life–when critical brain development is occurring– lays the foundation upon which all later learning and success is built. Quality early childhood experiences are key to helping kids to grow up healthy, productive, and crime-free.

From home visiting to quality early learning and care programs (including child care and preschool), Council for a Strong America supports the evidence-based early childhood programs and policies that strengthen families, reduce crime, and prevent other costly outcomes. Investments in programs like these help us build a stronger and safer country in the years to come.