Early Learning & Development

It all depends on the
first five years of life

so let's all start to make the push together

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The research and experiences of other states and countries tell us the achievement gap, reading by third grade, the drop-out rate, workforce development, the cycle of poverty, economic growth, —  all these issues would be significantly improved by expanding California’s early childhood development programs. What’s more, these programs pay for themselves.

We also know from California’s history of public policymaking on early childhood development that convincing research and compelling stories won’t be enough to move policymaking forward. It’s also going to take well-organized public pressure.