EYI is a catalyst for community partnerships that ensure all children have what they need to succeed in school and life, especially our most vulnerable children.
We engage parents, organizations and community leaders who can make a difference in the lives of children through innovative programs, public education, research and advocacy.
The day a child is born is the day public policy affects them. Public policy can make real changes and ensure that all our Long Island children and families have what they need to succeed.
Experts estimate an economic return of between $3 and $17 for every dollar invested in high-quality early learning programs. Research tells us that improving early learning opportunities is one of the smartest investments and commitments we can make socially and economically because of the high quality of the learning environment and the support given to families.
We can have the greatest impact and influence on our children starting today!
Not only will individual children and families benefit from supportive public policies – our communities can benefit from reduced crime, abuse, neglect and welfare dependency and an increased well-educated and successful workforce.