The company Ingevity is donating $400,000 to an early childhood education program in the Lowcountry. As a volunteer with Save the Children Action Network, I want to extend kudos to Ingevity for understanding the potential of investing in our earliest learners and our community.
In the News
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo made her pitch to offer universal pre-school to children throughout the state to her most receptive audience yet Wednesday: several groups of four-year-olds. So how much will universal pre-K cost and what does it mean for Rhode Island families?
Gov. Kim Reynolds issued her annual Condition of the State address Tuesday. Lucy Dougherty, the president of the Iowa State chapter of Save the Children Action Network, said that the Reynolds’ administration was on the right path for education reforms.
In her State of the State address, Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to make a $10-million commitment to the first year of a multiyear phase-in of universal pre-K in Rhode Island. Raimondo will elaborate on her plan at a news conference Wednesday with Mark Shriver, CEO of Save the Children Action Network.
Reading about Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom’s nearly $2 billion commitment to early childhood education programs was the best way to start 2019. An investment where we know it does the most good — in our youngest children — is simply the best investment we can make for our future.
Next year brings fresh opportunities to strengthen early childhood education programs, so more kids get an empowered start in life — no matter their circumstances. I urge the New Hampshire Legislature to make the accessibility and growth of early learning programs a top budget priority.