Early Matters is a historic coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, working together through a collective impact effort to raise awareness about the importance of high quality early education and to make a strong case for increased investment in this critical, high return on investment area.
Core Values and Volunteer Efforts
We envision a greater Houston region where young children are a part of supportive and nurturing families and are able to participate in high quality early education, knowing that intentional early investments significantly improve kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading mastery, high school graduation rates, post high school education/credentialing and workforce readiness.
Steps to Achieve the Vision
Parents should have access to a range of resources to become the best parents they can be for their growing child.
Child care programs should maintain high quality standards and be accessible to working families.
Pre-K programs must be of high quality and accessible.
K – 3rd Grade programs should continue the trajectory to literacy.
Early Matters works in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation helping fulfill their goal to ensure every child is kindergarten-ready and reading at or above level by the end of 3rd Grade.