Legislative Agenda and Results

 

Collaborative for Children supports three public policy priorities in order to strengthen the state’s early care and education system.

  • Fully funding high-quality, full-school day pre-K for all eligible children in Texas.
  • Increasing pre-service training for child care teachers and improve annual training.
  • Forming a group to study best practices and policies to determine safe ratios and group sizes for licensed child care facilities in Texas.

 

Advocacy by the Numbers

90% of brain development
occurs by age 5.

Only 50% of eligible children
receive a child care subsidy.

Currently there is only enough funding
to send 18% of eligible children in Harris
County to Head Start.