Shriver: We’re Committed to Working with South Carolina Leaders on Preschool

Media Contact: Brendan Daly (202.794.1580)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 20, 2014) — Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network, issued the following statement praising a coalition of South Carolina policy leaders who today unveiled the 2015 Early Childhood Common Agenda for South Carolina, a comprehensive plan to implement an early childhood education system for children 0-5 years old.

“Save the Children Action Network is proud to join the statewide coalition of leaders who are working to ensure all children have access to high-quality early education. The recommendations outlined in this year’s Early Childhood Common Agenda are a tremendous framework for how South Carolina can implement the policies needed to build early childhood programs that provide all its kids a strong start to life.”

“Research consistently shows that early childhood education is the most cost-effective investment we can make in our youngest generation. Save the Children Action Network applauds the organizations that have created the Early Childhood Common Agenda, and we are committed to working with them to ensure high-quality early childhood education programs are accessible to all children living in the Palmetto State.”

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Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. That’s why we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child around the globe dies from a preventable disease or illness. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids from birth to age five survive and thrive.