14,000 Colorado children do not have access to full-day Kindergarten. State legislators have the chance this year to level the playing field for Colorado kids by passing a budget to fund full-day kindergarten.
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As an early education advocate and former teacher, I know how critical quality learning is to children’s long-term success. This is why I was thrilled to hear Governor Polis say that his administration’s “mission and mandate…is to provide every single child with a quality early education.”
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, many of the nation’s newly elected governors are following through with budget proposals that include money to support children from cradle to school entry.
New Mexico’s long-term economic growth depends upon our ability to educate our children well and prepare them for college and successful careers. Education is key to economic development. It can break the cycle of poverty in families and communities and produce the dynamic, innovative and skilled workforce that an economy needs to thrive.
Funding Pre-K has been a hot topic at the Roundhouse. While everyone agrees something needs to be done, there's a big debate over where that funding should come from.
Now, a TV ad is putting pressure on legislators by encouraging the public to text their lawmakers about funding PreK.
The company Ingevity is donating $400,000 to an early childhood education program in the Lowcountry. As a volunteer with Save the Children Action Network, I want to extend kudos to Ingevity for understanding the potential of investing in our earliest learners and our community.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo made her pitch to offer universal pre-school to children throughout the state to her most receptive audience yet Wednesday: several groups of four-year-olds. So how much will universal pre-K cost and what does it mean for Rhode Island families?