Early Childhood Education Legislation Introduced In Congress

The Strong Start for America’s Children Act is a 10-year federal-state partnership to expand and to improve early childhood education for children from birth through age five.

The bill has four components that would:

  • Accelerate states’ efforts to provide high-quality preschool to low and moderate income families
  • Increase the quality of infant and toddler care in center-based and family child care settings
  • Support quality improvements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)
  • Encourage continued support for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program

Source: US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension

Two non-profit organizations, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), developed simple, straightforward templates which you can utilize to inform your members of Congress of your support of the legislation.

http://strongstart.naeyc.org/

https://secure.childrensdefense.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=507&JServSessionIdr004=cwq9u9tzm5.app205b

 

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