Breaking News: Preschool for all 4-year-olds on the table
Access to high-quality preschool for all 4-year-olds in low-income families is being considerered as an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act funding bill. Take action now »
Decades of research proves that children who attend high-quality preschool are less likely to be held back in school, require remedial education, engage in criminal activity, or become dependent on public assistance later in life. And they are more likely to graduate from high school and earn more as adults. Despite these benefits, millions of children from low-income families lack access to high-quality preschool.
We are excited to report that high-quality, full-day preschool for all low-income 4-year-olds was just offered by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in an amendment to the education funding bill. The Senate is debating this legislation this week, so we need to take action immediately. There are a couple of ways to take action. (more…)