President Obama's call for the nation to make unprecedented investments to increase access to pre-kindergarten programs could be a game-changer in our efforts to ensure every child reaps the benefits of high-quality early learning.
In his State of the Union address earlier this year, the president called for investing $75 billion over the next decade to provide preschool for 4-year-olds through a partnership with states. His plan also calls for significant investments in evidence-based home visiting, a new Early Head Start-Child Care partnership and funding to address child care subsidy access and quality.
Now that his proposal is on the table, how do we make sure it becomes a reality? By speaking up and showing support.
One way we can make our voices heard is by joining the "Strong Start for Children – Building America's Future" campaign. If you represent a national, state or local organization, you can sign on as a supporter.
This coalition of organizations from across the country will be working to support a significant expansion of high-quality early learning opportunities for children ages birth to five, particularly those in low-income families, in order to achieve better education health, social and economic outcomes for all.
The president outlined a bold vision for early learning in the United States. Let's work together to make that vision a reality.
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