The U.S. government invests less in children under the age of five than do most other developed nations. However, reducing educational and economic inequalities requires that all children have robust opportunities to learn, fully develop their capacities, and have a fair shot at success. Cradle to Kindergarten presents a blueprint for fulfilling this promise by expanding access to educational and financial resources at a critical stage of child development. The authors propose a range of strategies, beginning with a federal paid parental leave policy that provides both mothers and fathers with time and financial support after the birth of a child. Please join us as we discuss the book and its proposals with the authors.