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Lexington Herald Leader

Bipartisan budget deal prioritizes programs for low-income children

Congress recently reached a historic two-year budget agreement, which invests significantly in programs that help children in Kentucky succeed.
The plan promises to double funding to $5.8 billion for the Child Care Development Block Grant program. Congress has never before doubled funding for that program. This will ensure approximately 230,000 more low-income American kids — including 1,600 in Kentucky — will receive access to high-quality child care programs.

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The Concord Monitor

Full-day kindergarten will boost Concord’s economy

The success of Concord’s economy is dependent not only on our current workforce, but future generations and their ability to contribute to it in the years to come. Concord has one of the best histories in the state when it comes to doing our best for the next generation, and in taking proactive steps to give them the greatest chance at success in life.

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The Concord Monitor

Letter: Time for full-day kindergarten

High-quality early education prepares kids for grade school and sets them up for future success. Investing in children early in life prevents the need for more expensive social services later. As a business owner, I know the smarter decision is to invest in early learning.

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Legislation gives mothers, kids chance

As a home visitor working with pregnant women and parents of children aged 3 and younger, I strive to improve the opportunities available to the kids in our community. We are incredibly fortunate to live in a country that provides support and resources to help children thrive, especially since many kids around the world will never have the same chances to learn — or even reach their 5th birthday.

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Continue investing in early learning programs

As a parent and child care professional, I know high quality early learning and child care programs give kids a strong start in life. Without these programs, kids fall behind and many stay behind. In my profession, we enable children to grow and become school ready. The kids we serve are fortunate, but due to a lack of funding, we can’t reach many others.

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