A $1 Billion Day for Early Education

At the White House Summit on Early Education, President Barack Obama called on business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, elected officials, celebrities and members of the public to invest in the expansion of early childhood opportunities for children across the country through "Invest in US."


  1. The news of over $340 million in investments from dozens of corporations, foundations and individuals, as well as over $750 million in federal funding through the Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships announced today led to countless news articles and discussions on social media about the need to expand access to high-quality early childhood education programs. The conversation continues at #investinus!
  2. Celebrities Shakira, John Legend, Jennifer Garner and Julianne Moore helped launch Invest in US with four new PSAs in which they declare, “When we invest in them, we invest in us."
  3. Invest in US: Strong Families (with Jennifer Garner)
  4. Invest in US: Quality Local Care (with Julianne Moore)
  5. Invest in US: Better Futures (with John Legend)