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Teach For America

By expanding educational opportunity for all children, Teach For America is helping our nation keep its promise of equality of opportunity. Because this challenge is both massive and complex, we unleash the leadership of remarkable people who will rise to that challenge in the classroom, as lifelong educators, and as advocates for change. We believe that high quality early childhood education is essential to getting kids in low-income communities off to a strong start. Given this, we aspire to be one of the largest providers of high quality early childhood education leaders to teach in low income classrooms across the United States. Today, more than 275 pre-K corps members lead pre-K classrooms in Head Start, district, and charter schools as well as child cares across the country.

Teach For America will work to insert birth-to-5 learning opportunities into the broader education dialogue and help expand perspectives on the importance of early learning. We seek to do so through sharing our unique view on the opportunity to teach young children in high-need communities and as a strong member of the Invest in Us coalition. Teach For America’s Early Childhood Education Initiative will launch a “Build Neurons” campaign to grow the visibility of the teaching talent in ECE and build momentum for attracting a new generation of engaged leaders in early childhood education. The goal of the campaign will align with Invest in Us through motivating potential teachers and their influencers to see early childhood education as an exciting way for talented individuals to help “build neurons” with young children and their families. Build Neurons will grow over the next three years to include a collaborative social media campaign with coalition partners who have a strong perspective on growing the field of teachers. Teach For America will also promote the Invest in Us messages to our community, especially sharing with K-12 audiences and our alumni ECE teachers across the country.