About The Caucus
Founded in 2020, the Texas House Early Childhood Caucus is a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers driven by a steadfast commitment to ensuring that every child in the Lone Star State has the opportunity to thrive and develop to their fullest potential.
Our core principles are rooted in the belief that early childhood is a critical foundation for a brighter future for all Texans. These shared values guide our work to connect and unite legislators, advocates, researchers, and community leaders to champion policies that help Texas families flourish.
We foster collaboration among stakeholders from various sectors, including families, educators, policymakers, and community leaders, to develop and implement effective policies and practices.
We put children at the center of our work. We advocate for policies that support the holistic development of children, recognizing their unique needs and potential at each stage of their early years.
Our Guiding Values
We envision a Texas where every child is safe, healthy, and has access to high-quality early education. To achieve this mission we commit to:
Support parents, early educators, and service providers to strengthen their capacity to advocate for children in their community.
Utilize data to illuminate the challenges facing Texas families, identify opportunities to strengthen family-focused infrastructure, and empower state leaders to craft policies that prioritize the safety, well-being, and educational opportunities of our youngest citizens.
Develop policies that ensure each community in Texas has a system of well-organized early childhood services and all early childhood professionals have the resources necessary to deliver premium services.