The availability of quality child care is key to the participation of women in the labor force as well as the health and well-being of the child. If indeed a woman chooses to work, she needs to have high quality options for the care of her child and that care needs to be affordable.
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Some countries have passed us by, investing more in young children along with those teaching them and enabling their future workers to outcompete us. Building walls and raising tariffs won't give us an edge on the competition; our best weapon is a solid preschool foundation.
Last month, more than 250 advocates from across the country converged on Washington, D.C., for the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) Advocacy Summit. As the political voice for kids, SCAN’s mission is to drive change by expanding access to high-quality early childhood education in the U.S. and ending preventable deaths of mothers and children around the world.
In my experience volunteering in elementary school classrooms, I have seen different needs presented by kids coming from different backgrounds. Children who have a strong start have a better chance at lifelong success.
As reported in the April 4 article, 70 percent of likely voters who responded to a new poll commissioned by Save the Children Action Network said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports investments in high-quality early childhood education.
High-quality early childhood education programs like Head Start and Early Head Start help low-income kids receive an equal opportunity to thrive. Since its creation, Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million American children for kindergarten and beyond.
Local advocates, including students from the University of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College, Saint Anselm College and local high schools, traveled to Washington, D.C. from March 18 to 20 to participate in Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network’s annual Advocacy Summit, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
A new poll by the Washington, D.C.-based Save the Children Action Network found that U.S. Rep. Diane Black has a narrow edge over Knoxville entrepreneur Randy Boyd among Republicans running for governor.
During the past few weeks, we have seen young people across the country demonstrate their desire to engage in political debate to drive policy change. These emerging leaders, most still teenagers, have made their voices heard.
According to a new poll commissioned by the Save the Children Action Network, 66 percent of South Carolina voters — including 50 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats — said public education should start with preschool and be offered to all 4-year-olds. And 79 percent said improving the state's education system should be a high priority for candidates.