Month: November 2013

Strong Start for America’s Children Act: Bill Summary -

Senator Tom Harkin and Representatives George Miller and Richard Hanna have introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, making a bipartisan call for boosting our economy and supporting our nation’s youngest learners by helping states and local communities expand high quality early childhood education. Here’s a summary of the bill: Preschool Federal State Partnership: The federal government, states and communities will work together to expand access to high-quality … Read More

First Five Years Fund Statement On The Strong Start For America’s Children Act -

“Today, through the bipartisan leadership of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., and Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., Congress is taking a vital step in boosting our economy and supporting our nation’s youngest learners by helping states and local communities expand high quality early childhood education. The “Strong Start for America’s Children Act,” being introduced today in both the Senate and the House, would establish a new federal partnership … Read More

Business Leaders Stress Importance of Early Childhood Education to Nation’s Economy In Letter to Congress -

Early Childhood Education got a new vote of support from the nation’s business leaders last night, who reminded Congress that pre-K education is vital to the nation’s economic future. A group of 120 business leaders from across the country sent a letter to the chairs of the Congressional Budget conference committee urging them make a wise investment in our economy by increasing funding for early childhood education.  The letter reinforces … Read More

Business Leaders Urge Congress to Invest in Early Childhood Education -

Late yesterday, a group of 120 prominent business leaders from across the country sent a letter to the chairs of the Congressional Budget conference committee, urging them make a wise investment in our economy by increasing funding for early childhood education before the budget deadline on Dec. 13. This effort was organized by a group of national early childhood organizations, including the First Five Years Fund, ReadyNation,  … Read More