Tax credits tied to child care expenditures can help our families with high costs, but current polices do not meet the needs of many working families in Pueblo and throughout Colorado. Fortunately, a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the state House of Representatives would expand the child care expenses income tax credit, assisting more low-income and middle-income families across the state.
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As director of an early childhood education center, I see that working families with young children in our community are under pressure to make ends meet. Fortunately, leaders at the Colorado State Legislature introduced a bill that would assist more families afford quality child care.
Some countries have passed us by, investing more in young children along with those teaching them and enabling their future workers to outcompete us. Building walls and raising tariffs won't give us an edge on the competition; our best weapon is a solid preschool foundation.
In my experience volunteering in elementary school classrooms, I have seen different needs presented by kids coming from different backgrounds. Children who have a strong start have a better chance at lifelong success.
As reported in the April 4 article, 70 percent of likely voters who responded to a new poll commissioned by Save the Children Action Network said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports investments in high-quality early childhood education.
High-quality early childhood education programs like Head Start and Early Head Start help low-income kids receive an equal opportunity to thrive. Since its creation, Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million American children for kindergarten and beyond.
Local advocates, including students from the University of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College, Saint Anselm College and local high schools, traveled to Washington, D.C. from March 18 to 20 to participate in Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network’s annual Advocacy Summit, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
A new poll by Save the Children Action Network found that 70 percent of likely Tennessee voters said they would be more likely to support a candidate who came out in favor of investing in high quality early childhood education programs.
During the past few weeks, we have seen young people across the country demonstrate their desire to engage in political debate to drive policy change. These emerging leaders, most still teenagers, have made their voices heard.
A new Save the Children Action Network poll found that 67 percent of likely New Hampshire voters said they would be more likely to support a candidate who came out in favor of investing in high quality early childhood education programs. Also, 65 percent of those polled favored fully funding full-day kindergarten.