About the Caucus

In the Texas House of Representatives, there are party caucuses and policy caucuses. Both are governed by Texas Statute and the Rules promulgated by the Texas Ethics Commission for causes. You can learn more about legislative caucuses in Texas at https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/. 

“'Legislative Caucus' means an organization that is composed exclusively of members of the legislature, that elects or appoints officers and recognizes identified legislators as members of the organization, and that exists for research and other support of policy development and interests that the membership hold in common. The term includes an entity established by or for a legislative caucus to conduct research, education, or any other caucus activity." Guidelines for a Legislative Caucus, https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/resources/guides/FormCaucus.php

The Early Childhood Caucus is building a bipartisan coalition of support for evidence-based policies for children ages 0-5 and their families. Our goal is to ensure that every Texas child is prepared to learn by kindergarten, that early childhood professionals are well-qualified, that each community in Texas has a system of well-organized early childhood services, and that Texas has a strong early childhood system and underlying data is used to coordinate, collaborate, and support children, families, and their needs.