Supporting Young Children and Their Families - Our Initial Priorities

Our initial priority areas will be grounded in our guiding principles, adhering to our vision, role, and collective philosophy. They are described below.


Driving Growth in Knowledge

Our Goal:

  • Ensure a baseline understanding of the early childhood space, including key stakeholders and initiatives, that will lead to easier and increased investment in high-impact, promising early childhood initiatives, systems, supports, and policies

Infrastructure that Supports Families

Our Goals:

  • Strong infrastructure that supports families’ abilities to access, afford, and utilize services for their young children

  • Increase strength and resilience of families so their children can thrive

  • Increase investment in family supports and the access to these supports

Promote a High-Quality Early Childhood Workforce

Our Goals:

  • Professionalization of the early childhood (EC) field

  • Sufficient high-quality, well-compensated EC workforce

Economic Sustainability for Service Providers

Our Goal:

  • Ensure that all MA families with young children have access to the stable, high-quality services they desire.