When I began my first read aloud with the class, one student named Julio raised his hand and asked me what I was holding. When children aren’t given the tools to learn prior to kindergarten, they are then expected to retain all the information they might’ve missed in one year.
Yearly Archives: 2019
On June 26 and June 27, Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage to make their priorities clear. We tuned in to find out what they had to say about issues that are critical to kids.
The border crisis hits home, literally. Born and raised in New Mexico, there is a lot I love about my home state – namely the people’s open hearts. I had the incredible privilege to visit Deming where volunteers support asylum seekers with food, clothing, shelter and health screenings. Here’s what I saw.
My twin boys are now six months old and I’m just returning back to my full-time role as CEO. I’ve been fully engaged in the jigsaw puzzle of piecing together care from my parents and friends, paying for someone to come into our home, and hoping to get off the waitlist at a child care center. I can’t help but think, what about those who don’t have any of these supports?
This school year, more than 125 passionate high school and college students across 13 states worked diligently to engage their classmates, communities, candidates running for office and elected officials around making change for kids.
When I learned about SCAN, I was inspired by the idea of advocating for all kids to have access to early learning programs. I know that providing quality, early education to all kids is an investment in West Virginia and our future.