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.
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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.
According to a new poll commissioned by the Save the Children Action Network, 66 percent of South Carolina voters — including 50 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats — said public education should start with preschool and be offered to all 4-year-olds. And 79 percent said improving the state's education system should be a high priority for candidates.
Two Whitley County residents traveled to our nation's capital March 18-20 and participated in the Save the Children and SCAN’s annual Advocacy Summit, sponsored by J&J. They joined hundreds of advocates from across the country to urge lawmakers from both parties to make key investments in early childhood education.
Jennifer Garner, who is a trustee of Save the Children, an organization with Washington offices that advocates for kids’ rights and education, visited a D.C. school and spoke with a Senate panel.
Congress recently reached a historic two-year budget agreement, which invests significantly in programs that help children in Kentucky succeed.
The plan promises to double funding to $5.8 billion for the Child Care Development Block Grant program. Congress has never before doubled funding for that program. This will ensure approximately 230,000 more low-income American kids — including 1,600 in Kentucky — will receive access to high-quality child care programs.