Mission Statement

CCI champions the right of all children to start life with the best possible foundation of care, health and learning.

The Center for Children's Initiatives (CCI) is nationally recognized as a leading voice for meeting the care and development needs of children from birth through school age.  Founded in 1982, CCI currently focuses on policy and advocacy efforts to secure appropriate investments, adopt innovative solutions and assure quality services to meet the diverse needs of young children and their families.



  • Every child deserves a winning beginning.

  • Early years shape a child’s life chances and adult success.

  • Promoting quality improvement strategies is essential.

  • Strategic partnering makes CCI more effective.

  • A highly skilled workforce is important to meeting children’s needs. Investment in early learning is the best investment society can make.