Early Care and Education

High-quality early childhood education and child care is essential for Texas’ economy to recover now and thrive in the future. In order to return to and stay at work, parents need access to affordable, quality early childhood education for their young children so they can focus on their job knowing their child is in a safe, caring environment. At the same time, young children need supportive, stimulating environments to ensure they are on track for healthy development by age three and prepared for future learning, positive behavior, and good health.  

We need to take action now to increase funding for and access to early childhood education, including supporting the early childhood workforce, because our businesses and our state’s current and future economic success depends on parents being able to work.