Imagine if kids had more power in policymaking. Public policies and funding would ensure that all kids, especially kids of color, have access to physical, oral, and mental health care and nutritious food. High quality child care and preschool would be available to all children. Our public schools would be safe and secure, with highly qualified and trained teachers who would provide a rigorous academic and creative experience. All kids would grow up in safe environments with parents or caregivers who were empowered to seek out and access any service needed to support the health and education of their child.
At Children Now we think that vision can become reality. We are changing the equation from zero sum to more for all kids, especially kids of color and kids in poverty, by uniting the children's field to speak with one voice in California and sending a strong message to put kids first in their decisionmaking.