Access to quality early learning and care opportunities for children under age five is a crucial investment that many families across the country struggle to afford. The core federal early childhood education programs, such as Head Start and Child Care, are responsible for serving families from low-income backgrounds. Unfortunately, across the country, the need to access these critical programs far outpaces their current capacity. Faced with limited resources, local, state, and federal representatives strive to make the right choices when it comes to investing in America’s youngest learners. Today, the First Five Years Fund proposes four actionable ways to build on these investments.