Center for Children’s Initiatives champions the right of all children to start life with the best possible foundation of early learning, care and health. Founded in 1982, CCI is a respected and nationally recognized voice promoting appropriate public investments and innovative solutions to improve quality and access to the best options for all families.


CCI met its mission by working in collaboration and partnership with other early childhood and public education experts and advocates to:
  • Promote the ever-increasing evidence that investments in a child’s early experiences lay the foundation for all later learning and success.

  • Document the lessons learned and promote best practices learned in implementation in New York and nationally to promote effective policies that make a difference for children

  • Collaborate with strategic partners to promote public support, advance better solutions to promote effective investment in early care and learning.