Tag Archives: #ECE

Weekly Wisdom: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Head Start

One of the programs that has helped our nation achieve greater equality is Head Start. A new report from the Center for American Progress shows how Head Start has been a critical resource in expanding early education opportunities to vulnerable kids who live in hard-to-reach communities across America.

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Learning Doesn’t End When the Bell Rings, So Don’t Close the Door on Students

Megan and Stephanie attend an after-school program that helps with homework and offers activities that combine fitness and fun. Most importantly, it provides them with a safe place to go while their parents are still at work. But despite the overwhelming benefits that after school programs like theirs can offer to students, families and communities, the federal Fiscal Year 2019 budget would eliminate a vital after school program that benefits millions of Americans.

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Weekly Wisdom: The Power of Early Education

When it comes to our children’s futures, we want what’s best for them. If we get kids the proper education they need during their early years, we can give them a strong foundation that will set them up for future success.

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Photo Recap: Advocacy Summit 2018

This week, more than 250 advocates from 34 states attended the annual Save the Children and SCAN Advocacy Summit to receive targeted advocacy training and urge lawmakers to invest in kids. The advocates met with more than 150 lawmakers from both parties and urged them to make key investments in early childhood education in the U.S. and maternal, newborn and child survival programs overseas.

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How Sweet it is to Advocate for Kids

Although students are busy working on behalf of their classmates, they still found time this Valentine’s Day to advocate for ALL kids in Colorado. The student council worked with parents and SCAN volunteers to produce valentine cards asking lawmakers to prioritize kids by investing in early childhood education.

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Worry Free and Ready to Learn

The Save the Children Head Start center is a rare resource for low-income families in Kristen and Easton’s northwest Arkansas community, which struggles with poverty and unemployment. It offers parents critical resources and guidance, and an opportunity for their kids to gain essential early learning and social skills. 

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