Our country is at a tipping point, and our children’s futures are at stake. As the nation attempts to recover and rebuild from COVID-19, we must focus on the needs of children and their families—particularly in the prenatal to three period—or we risk creating a generation of children further behind than any other in recent history. That is why we’re joining national organizations in the launch of #KidsAreEssential.
Child development doesn’t stop when crises happen. We can’t stop either. We must ensure that our nation is equipped to support children and their families with the critical resources they need to survive the pandemic and thrive in the years beyond it. This is our opportunity to shape the future of millions of families—and our nation as a whole. We need your help.
#KidsAreEssential, a group of organizations committed to the success of children, calls on our leaders to invest in children and their families as early as possible, and address the economic, racial, and health disparities that were made worse by the pandemic.
Let’s recognize young children as our greatest resource and treat them as our highest priority. Their success is our future. Are you ready? Join us.