Advocacy Tools

Investing in children in their earliest years provides real economic returns. Persuading policy makers to support early childhood investments, however, can be a real challenge. The evidence of effectiveness must be solid and it must be conveyed by trusted messengers. Business leaders provide a powerful voice when it comes to advocating for sound investments.

We encourage you to use the following materials as you make the case to business leaders, advocates and policy makers, as they demonstrate the importance of using early childhood investments as a means of developing the next generation of the American workforce. If there are tools that you think we should add, please send suggestions to
Please feel free to print and distribute our materials at your events and meetings. We just ask that you contact us to let us know how you use these materials.
Contact us if you'd like to inquire about having a buisness leader speak at your event.

Materials making the business case

Industry briefs for early childhood

Materials emphasizing fiscal prioritization

Videos making the case

Be sure to also visit our research page to view the evidence base.

**Please note that Council for a Strong America is a non-profit nonpartisan 501(c)(3) public charity whose work does not favor or oppose individual candidates or political parties. The tools described above must only be used for the purpose of educating all candidates and the public about the issues. You may not use these tools to favor or oppose individual candidates or political parties.

Your voice is key to protecting and strengthening effective investments in children and youth.