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Learn more about Start Early’s policy and advocacy work that ensures young children and their families have access to quality, equitable early learning and care.
We work at the local, state and federal levels to increase access to and improve early learning experiences for all young children.
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Building on our expertise from decades of grassroots advocacy in Illinois, we work at local, state and federal levels with advocates, government systems, program leaders and other partners in the field.
Leading the way as a voice for early learning and care
We shape the state’s early childhood system through legislative, administrative and grassroots advocacy.
Enacting systems and policies that put children first
We seek to create and strengthen conditions that give the state’s youngest children equitable access to quality services.
Advocating investments in early childhood and child care.
We work in partnership to inform federal policies using the experiences of our front-line program partners and our research.
Together, when we start early, we can close the opportunity gap and ensure every child has a chance to reach their full potential.
We work at local, state and federal levels to create effective, equitable and interconnected educational opportunities for our youngest learners.