It’s appalling that in the U.S., far too many kids miss out on early learning opportunities. These children often start school behind their peers.
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Such cuts will make it harder to make America safer. They will deprive the world of the full array of American political and moral leadership.
If President Trump’s cuts become a reality, countless children will starve. There’s nothing those cuts could buy that’s more important than saving lives.
The report ranks the U.S. 36th of 172 countries studied “against a common set of life-changing experiences that signal the disruption of childhood.”
We have seen firsthand the impact home-visiting, child-care and early learning programs have on mothers and children. These programs change lives.
The sweetened beverage tax would improve our city’s health, but we can magnify those impacts by investing more of the revenue in early ed programs.
Since its creation, Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million American children for kindergarten and beyond.
The state match funding is key to the continued success of Save the Children's program.
In the short time since we launched this partnership, the results have been remarkable.
The FY17 budget is a step forward, but it is vital that Congress maintains these levels of funding when it takes up the FY18 budget.