Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Fighting Inequality by Investing in Infants and Toddlers
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Fighting Inequality by Investing in Infants and Toddlers

Washington, D.C. — Infants and toddlers—a cohort that is leading the demographic shift toward a nation that is majority people of color—experience poverty at the highest rate of any group. In an event on Wednesday, October 15, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion that will examine how infants and toddlers serve as an important bellwether for the future of the country and how the United States can combat income inequality by investing in the youngest members of the next generation.

While rising inequality and racial and ethnic diversity have played prominently in national policy discussions, infants and toddlers—the population most affected by these changes—have been largely absent from the conversation. At the event, CAP will release a new report that explores the patchwork of federal programs serving infants and toddlers and recommend a set of strategies to better align these services to make sure all children have a strong start and an equal opportunity to succeed in life.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

Bookmark this link to watch the live webcast.

Follow along on Twitter with the hashtags #CAPEarlyEd and #InvestInKids.


Featured speakers:
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, President, National Alliance for Hispanic Families
David J. Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Giles Li, Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Katie Hamm, Director of Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress


Wednesday, October 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information on this topic, contact Allison Preiss at 202.478.6331 or [email protected].