Reading is one of the major components of early childhood education programs. Reading with children at an early age not only teaches them invaluable speech and language skills, it also begins to mold their imagination. Investing in early education is crucial for young learners and their overall development. Unfortunately, many kids do not have access to early learning programs, leaving them to fall behind their peers. We can change this. By working with Congress, we can ensure all kids have access to a quality early childhood education that’s affordable and equitable.