“Our country is at a tipping point, and our children’s futures hang in the balance.”
As a member of the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers – a coalition comprised of more than 2,500 local, state and national organizations representing business leaders, pediatricians, child care providers, parents, state and local officials, advocates and researchers – the Help Me Grow National Center knows that our nation needs bold leadership in order to secure the futures of our youngest children.
We encourage you and/or your organization to sign on to an open letter from the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, laying out a united vision for increased investments in prenatal-to-three issues in 2022 and beyond. By calling on our nation’s leaders at every level to invest in the following priority areas, we have the opportunity to yield meaningful dividends into the future for our economy, our communities, and our families:
1. Economic Security for All
2. High-quality, Affordable Child Care
3. Comprehensive Family Supports
4. Maternal and Child Health
5. Equitable Policy Implementation
By signing on, we demonstrate our commitment as individuals and a collective to educate the public and raise awareness about the urgent priorities that support pregnant people and families with children under three.
We request that you sign on to the open letter by Friday, Feb. 25, but the link will remain live for signatures indefinitely.
Thank you for your commitment to improving the lives and the circumstances of America’s youngest children.