Month: July 2014

MOMENTUM BUILDS AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INVESTMENTS -

Big things are happening and there is momentum throughout the country to make quality early childhood a top priority. Cities and states are working to expand access to preschool, pre-K and support for families of children from birth to age five. Red states, blue states and communities on all points of the political spectrum are moving forward to make investments in our future. Here are just a few examples of … Read More

25th ANNUAL KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK REINFORCES NEED FOR INVESTMENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD -

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book measuring the health, economic well-being, and education of the nation’s children. This year’s report shows that changes at the national and state level have made a distinct improvement in the lives of low-income and vulnerable children since the report’s first edition in 1990. More children than ever are enrolled in preschool and the number of children … Read More

First Five Years Fund Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Federal Action on Early Education: Broad support for federal plan by Republicans, Democrats and Independents -

WASHINGTON – A new national poll released today by the First Five Years Fund finds that 71 percent of voters – including 60 percent of Republicans – support greater federal investments in early childhood education. Importantly, these same voters are willing for Congress and President Obama to spend now in order to capitalize on the economic return on investment from early childhood education, as documented by Nobel Prize-winning economist … Read More