Advancement Project Closing the Opportunity Gap

Birth to Five Water Cooler



The Water Cooler improves and expands early care and education (ECE) for California’s children by bringing together diverse stakeholders to build consensus for policy solutions that support the needs of children from birth to five. Through quarterly meetings and an annual conference that draws more than 500 education advocates, the Water Cooler elevates the needs of California’s youngest children to the forefront of policy decisions. By working “stronger together” the Water Cooler continues to nurture relationships between education allies by identifying common interests and providing a space to prevent or resolve potential conflicts and misunderstandings.