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Policy & Leadership
Learn how you can affect policy change.
To get at the root causes of the disparities we see in early childhood, it is critical to have a deeper understanding of child development, our early care and education systems, and the barriers that stem from institutional racism. The science of child development, the power of data and the wisdom of community voices help inform more effective policy solutions.
Find out how we engage and contribute expertise on early childhood policy to policy tables, maintaining a focus on workforce issues and building a diverse pipeline of advocates.
Learn more about our fellowship programs and workshops on early childhood science, social service systems, and current issues.
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