The Alliance for Early Success fosters policy change within states to ensure that more at-risk infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families are better prepared for success in school through third grade and into adulthood. Alliance grantees pursue one or more of three basic activities: building capacity in states for policy innovation and investment; supporting policymakers; and analyzing and tracking policies. In part, the Alliance also is cultivating a network of like-minded early childhood advocates within states similar to the network of like-minded early childhood practitioners, school superintendents and philanthropists being developed through the Educare network. These peer advocacy efforts are focused on 24 "focal" states; but the Alliance's policy reach extends across America. The Alliance is supported by Buffett Early Childhood Fund, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, an anonymous foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and others.

Learn how the Alliance is shifting the odds for young, at-risk children through Waves of Change

Learn about a companion effort to better educate federal decision makers: First Five Years Fund.