by Helen Blank, Director of Leadership and Public Policy, 
National Women’s Law Center 

Parents and advocates know that getting kids ready for college starts with early learning. That's why the Early Learning Challenge Fund is such a key component of the higher education legislation — the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act that the House will soon consider.

To make sure our young learners get access to the high-quality early learning programs they depend on, your support is needed. Let Congress know that the Early Learning Challenge Fund is crucial to young learners’ future success.

The new Early Learning Challenge Fund would provide competitive grants to challenge states to build comprehensive, high-quality early learning systems for children up to age five.

We’re sending messages of support from early childhood advocates across the country.

  • Please act now to send your individual message of support.
  • If you represent an organization, please join this group sign-on letter in support of the bill.

The House Education and Labor Committee has approved the bill and it will go before the full House for a vote after it returns in September. Take action today!

For detailed information on the Early Learning Challenge Fund, check out NWLC's summary.