National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers Open Letter to the Nation
The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers (NCIT) Open Letter to the Nation lays out a vision to secure the futures of our youngest children. The converging crises of COVID-19, ongoing racial injustice, and an uneven economic recovery threaten the success of our children and our future.
As of March 1, 2022, the letter has garnered support from nearly 1,500 organizations and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, underpinning a movement for strong and sustained public investment in prenatal-to-three. The intent is to help PN-3 champions share the news that this broad, diverse coalition of organizations agrees that children and their families, particularly infants and toddlers, should be our nation’s priority, and bring attention to the investments needed to set them up for success.
The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers has outlined core principles for supporting prenatal-to-three in its Open Letter to the Nation on Behalf of Infants and Toddlers. We are calling for bold leadership around the following:
- Economic Security for All
- High-Quality, Affordable Child Care
- Comprehensive Family Supports
- Maternal and Child Health
- Equitable Policy Implementation
Are you interested in joining the call for bold leadership to address these urgent priorities? Learn more about the NCIT and how your organization can sign on to the open letter.