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We welcome your involvement! Please contact the following people with questions or to indicate your interest in becoming involved:

Healthy Beginnings:

Supported Families:

Early Childhood Education & Care:

Local (City or County) Efforts:

General Information & Partnership:

Recent Updates on the Collaborative

April 30, 2020: TexProtects, Texans Care for Children, and Children at Risk are thrilled to announce that the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) will fund the Texas Plan! Read the press release.

March 6, 2020: In February, the Collaborative Steering Committee hosted representatives from Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) to further make the case for funding in Texas. Final funding notifications will go out in April. The Collaborative Steering Committee will continue to provide updates to Collaborative partners over the coming months.

December 10, 2019: The Texas Prenatal-to-Three (PN-3) Collaborative held its final Collaborative meeting of the year on December 6, 2019. The full policy agenda was presented to Collaborative partners for their agreement. More than 75 Collaborative partners participated in the meetings, resulting in 97 organizations (and counting!) signing on to the strategic agenda and with a commitment to work to support it.

Collaborative Partners

  • Act Early Texas! Initiative
  • Aliviane Inc.
  • Amarillo College
  • Any Baby Can
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Austin Public Health Department
  • AVANCE Austin
  • Black Mamas ATX
  • Camp Fire First Texas
  • Catholic Charities Blessed Beginnings
  • Child Care Associates
  • Child Poverty Action Lab
  • ChildCareGroup
  • Children’s Learning Institute
  • Children's Defense Fund-Texas
  • Children's Hospital Association of Texas
  • City of Fort Worth
  • City of San Antonio
  • City of Waco
  • Collaborative for Children
  • Commit/ Early Matters Dallas
  • Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas (THV Hays County)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Healthcore ECI
  • Cook Children's Hospital
  • Council for a Strong America
  • Creative Trainers and Consultants
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • Dallas Early Education Alliance
  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • DePelchin Children's Center
  • DFWHC Foundation
  • Early Learning Alliance
  • Easter Seals of Central Texas
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston
  • Educate Midland
  • Educational First Steps
  • EOAC Head Start
  • Episcopal Health Foundation
  • Every Texan
  • Extend-A-Care for Kids
  • Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
  • First3Years
  • Frog Street
  • Greater Waco Chamber
  • Harris County Department of Education
  • Harris County Hospital District
  • Harris County Judge's Office
  • Harris County Public Health
  • Houston Endowment
  • Houston Health Department
  • Kiddie Academy
  • March of Dimes
  • MHMR Tarrant County
  • Momentous Institute
  • Operation First 5
  • Paradigm Shift
  • Paso del Norte Children's Development Center
  • PN-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas
  • Project One Day (fundraising arm for "The One School: A Single-Parent Cooperative)
  • Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  • Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children's Health
  • San Antonio College, Early Childhood Center
  • San Francisco Nativity Academy
  • SEARCH Homeless Services
  • Small Steps Nurturing Center
  • St. David's Foundation
  • St. Paul Children's Foundation
  • Tarrant County Health Department
  • Tarrant County Health Department, Help Me Grow North Texas
  • Teach Plus Texas
  • Texas Association of Community Health Plans
  • Texas Association of Education for Young Children (TXAEYC)
  • Texas Association of Health Plans
  • Texas CASA
  • Texas Children's Hospital/ Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Council of Community Centers
  • Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC)
  • Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office
  • Texas HIPPY
  • Texas Hospital Association
  • Texas Hospital Association Foundation
  • Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health
  • Texas Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Texas Parents as Teachers
  • Texas Pediatric Society & the Texas Chapter of the AAP
  • Texas Public Broadcasting Association
  • Texas Star Alliance
  • Texas Women's Healthcare Coalition c/o Healthy Futures of Texas
  • The Dallas Foundation
  • The Morris Foundation
  • Tyler Area Business Education Council
  • United Way for Greater Austin
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County
  • United Way of Southern Cameron County
  • United Way of the Coastal Bend/Success by Six
  • United Way of Waco-McLennan County
  • United Ways of Texas
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • UNT Health Center
  • UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
  • Voices for Children of San Antonio
  • Workforce Solutions Alamo
  • Workforce Solutions Borderplex
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area
  • Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
  • Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas
  • Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas
  • Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
  • Workforce Solutions Panhandle
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo/Project LAUNCH

State Agency/Office Partners

  • Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Department of State Health Services
  • Health and Human Services Commission
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office
  • Texas Workforce Commission


  • City of Austin
  • City of Dallas
  • City of El Paso
  • City of Fort Worth
  • City of Houston
  • City of San Antonio
  • City of Waco
  • Harris County
  • Tarrant County
  • Travis County

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect Texas children from the trauma of abuse and neglect and empower families to thrive through education, research, and advocacy. Our vision is that all children are safe, nurtured, and resilient. Learn more about the work we do. You can help protect Texas children from abuse & neglect. Find out how you can help.

Learn more about our affiliation!