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Our Impact

By starting early, we can close the opportunity gap for the 5 million children under age 5 living in under-resourced communities in the United States. Thanks to your support, every day, more children are reaching their full potential.

Our Reach

Start Early applies our deep expertise across program, policy and research to optimize and scale our work. Our comprehensive approach allows us to create impact for the greatest number of children, families and educators.

  • We directly deliver quality programs that support the healthy development of children and parents.
  • We develop and deploy program, policy, and research innovations that build a stronger early childhood workforce and enable policymakers to build equitable systems.
  • We connect communities to share knowledge and accelerate progress.
Children reached through Start Early direct service and professional development programs

We reached 1.5 million children through our direct service and through our professional development programs.

Professionals reached through Start Early professional development programs

We reached 298,486 professionals through our professional development programs and by leading the Head Start National Center for Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

6.5MM children reached through Start Early's advocacy and policy work.

Our intensive policy and advocacy consultation enabled public sector leaders and advocates in 17 states to build more equitable systems for over 6.5 million young children.

How We Measure Our Impact

To ensure our comprehensive approach to improving early learning and care is working, we track what matters. We monitor how many children, families and early childhood professionals we are reaching, but we also look at the quality of the outcomes that result from our work. This approach is at the core of everything we do and how we improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

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Our Impact in Action

Learn more about how we’re supporting children, families, early childhood professionals and others as we improve the state of early learning in America.

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