I am a local elementary school teacher. As we enter this season of thankfulness, I would like to give thanks to elected officials like Governor-elect Brad Little who see investing in child care and early childhood education as a priority.
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As a volunteer with the Save the Children Action Network, I know how support for early childhood education can generate positive, long-term effects for kids. By enrolling children in high-quality early-learning programs at an early age, we can ensure they will get a strong start in life.
As a single mom trying to juggle the madness of child care and as we enter this season of thankfulness, I would like to give thanks to elected officials like Governor-elect Jared Polis who see investing in child care and early childhood education as a priority.
There are critical things on the agenda that need to be accomplished by this Congress. One of those issues is global maternal and child survival. There is a bill that is on the table which could save the lives of 5.6 million children globally. The Reach Every Mother and Child Act ensures that women and children who are vulnerable of dying from preventable causes have access to available resources.
Save the Children Action Network, a group that advocates for the expansion of high-quality early education, is endorsing Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s bid for reelection. SCAN cited Scott’s plan to direct revenue from the state’s new online sales tax to boost child care subsidies for low-income families.
South Carolinians have the privilege and responsibility to vote. Yet South Carolina ranks 40th in voter turnout in the United States. During our primaries this June, only 17 percent of registered voters in the state turned out on Election Day.
There are strong social and economic benefits to high-quality early childhood education programs, and any effort to expand access to preschool for Idaho’s children is worthy of praise. I am excited to see Idahoans trying to accomplish that goal in creative ways.
The midterm elections are rapidly approaching and there’s a lot at stake, particularly when it comes to early childhood education. As a student at Brown University, I believe we must elect leaders who will expand learning opportunities – particularly for children.