All of the priority policy issues that face us as a nation have children and families at their heart. Restoring a thriving economy, reducing poverty and improving opportunity, creating living-wage jobs, accessing affordable health care, building a vibrant education system, reforming the immigration and criminal justice systems, and combating global warming to build a sustainable future – are all intricately related to the well-being of children and families. By bringing early childhood issues to the top of the domestic policy agenda, our country can fulfill the promise that every young child brings into the world and fulfill our promise as a nation. ECFC’s programming priorities key areas of interest that have critical policy, as well as practice, implications. Explore our priority areas below.