supporting the importance of investing in our children

Measuring the long-term social and economic value of investing in children

First Focus on Children is a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Our organization leads a comprehensive advocacy strategy, with its hands-on experience with federal policymaking and a commitment to seeking policy solutions.

HCDC is moving beyond translating brain science to explain why investing in the early years is so important and how those investments can make the deepest and widest impact.

Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman’s work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.

Building a promising future for our country through investments in early childhood development. We look to improve the understanding that what happens in the prenatal-to-three time period lays the foundation for all future learning and well-being.