This year, there are a lot of competing priorities facing our elected leaders. And through it all, we need to ensure that children are a top priority.
Tag Archives: early childhood education
We know that a child’s brain develops the fastest in the first three years of life. That’s why we’re so excited that the Washington state legislature passed a bill that will expand services for disadvantaged babies and toddlers across the Evergreen State.
Early childhood education is one of the most effective investments we can make as a country and we owe it to kids to look at the impact of these investments on the whole child.
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.
I sat in the stands among hundreds of other Tennesseans who came out for the 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial Education Forum. I wasn’t “Mom,” or “Katie,” or “just an early childhood educator.” I was there as an advocate!
High-quality early education – including child care – makes a positive difference in the lives of kids around the country. Quality child care helps kids grow socially and developmentally so they’ll start school ready to learn. Kids who have access …