More states and municipalities are recognizing the benefits of early education and child care and are devoting more resources to increasing access and improving quality.
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Amy Lee, Marisa Patel-O’Connor, and Sophie Johnston are three rising seniors from Richwoods High School who came to the Moss Ave sale to speak to others about childcare.
In an effort to raise awareness about socioeconomic inequalities that are robbing children of their childhoods, Save the Children released a new report, "Growing Up Rural in America," which details why child poverty is particularly dire in the rural U.S.
Child care is a critical component of a high-quality education early in life. That's why we're proud to co-sponsor the bipartisan Colorado House Bill 1208, which provides a refundable tax credit to families making $60,000 or less annually with child care expenses.
I strongly believe that all children deserve a strong start in life. And I'm not alone. A vast majority of likely voters in Tennessee who responded to a recent 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.
Save the Children has released its second annual End of Childhood Report, which examines some of the reasons why the youngest citizens around the world — and here in Kentucky — are missing out on the childhoods they deserve.
Tax credits tied to child care expenditures can help our families with high costs, but current polices do not meet the needs of many working families in Pueblo and throughout Colorado. Fortunately, a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the state House of Representatives would expand the child care expenses income tax credit, assisting more low-income and middle-income families across the state.
As director of an early childhood education center, I see that working families with young children in our community are under pressure to make ends meet. Fortunately, leaders at the Colorado State Legislature introduced a bill that would assist more families afford quality child care.
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.
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.