Online Resources

Fighting Chronic Disease (2014) is a short video on the long-lasting health effects of quality early childhood programs, recently demonstrated by Professor Heckman and colleagues at the University of Chicago, University College London, and the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. See the video here.

Partnership for America’s Economic Success is a national coalition of executives, economists, policy experts, civic leaders and advocates mobilizing business leaders to improve tomorrow’s economy through smart policy investments in young children today. www.partnershipforsuccess.org

Birth to Five Policy Alliance  was established in 2005 with an investment by the Buffett Early Childhood Fund and the leadership of Joan Lombardi to shift the odds in favor of young children at risk for poor outcomes. We do this by promoting innovative and successful policies with the funding necessary to achieve positive early learning, strong families, and good health for vulnerable children birth to age five. www.birthtofivepolicy.org

First Five Years Fund is committed to improving the lives of at-risk children by leveraging cost-effective investments in early learning. FFYF aims to focus nationwide attention and resources on comprehensive, quality early care and learning programs for children from birth to age five. www.ffyf.org

The Center on the Developing Child generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of improving life outcomes for children in the United States and throughout the world. www.developingchild.harvard.edu

National Association for Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. www.naeyc.org

Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. www.zerotothree.org

Ready Nation amplifies the voice of business leaders in support of early childhood policies that strengthen our economy and workforce. Our multi-year plan involves researching a wide variety of early childhood issues, communicating our findings, and mobilizing business leaders and activists to build support for early investments. Originally created in 2006 by The Pew Charitable Trusts and a dozen other funders, we became part of America’s Promise Alliance in early 2012 and at that that time changed our name from the Partnership for America’s Economic Success to ReadyNation. www.readynation.org

A Window to the World: Promoting Early Language and Literacy Development (Video) illustrates how early language and literacy development contributes to a child’s success throughout life. This video is a great tool to garner support for early learning policies that emphasize the important role of parents and professionals beginning at birth. Play the video right from their website. www.zerotothree.org