CCI partners with the Alliance for Quality Education to the Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College (Ready for K!) campaign, which seeks to make investment in quality early learning a top priority for New York State policymakers. Ready for K! seeks to document the need for and broaden engagement of groups in strategic investments in quality early care and education to win new state funding and policies to support children’s learning and healthy development. Ready for K! works with the full range of early childhood advocates and also seeks to engage new partners fostered through women’s, civil rights, family leave and key community leaders around the state.  Ready for K! uses outreach, communication and dissemination of reports to build momentum for its campaign. Ready for K! actively seeks to align its agenda with key coalitions and campaigns, including the statewide Winning Beginning New York Coalition, and the Campaign for Children in New York City.