Although students are busy working on behalf of their classmates, they still found time this Valentine’s Day to advocate for ALL kids in Colorado. The student council worked with parents and SCAN volunteers to produce valentine cards asking lawmakers to prioritize kids by investing in early childhood education.
This Valentine’s Day, show kids and families around the world that you care!
The Save the Children Head Start center is a rare resource for low-income families in Kristen and Easton’s northwest Arkansas community, which struggles with poverty and unemployment. It offers parents critical resources and guidance, and an opportunity for their kids to gain essential early learning and social skills.
Children are born ready to learn.But not all children are given equal opportunities to expand their minds to the fullest.
Rukia was only seven months pregnant when excess fluid in her abdomen forced her to have an emergency C-section at her district hospital in Tanzania. Thankfully, the operation was successful, but her premature son required extra care to ensure he grew and developed like he should. Thanks to the health workers and simple, effective solutions like Kangaroo Mother Care, Rukia’s son survived and is now growing stronger. Sadly, this is not always the case.
Study after study reaches the same conclusion – early learning has an enormous impact on kids’ futures. We need to invest in high-quality early childhood education.
I sat in the stands among hundreds of other Tennesseans who came out for the 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial Education Forum. I wasn’t “Mom,” or “Katie,” or “just an early childhood educator.” I was there as an advocate!
As Student Ambassador Laurin Bixby reminds us, no effort to spread awareness goes unnoticed. It all makes a difference.
Parents want to do what’s best for their children, but unfortunately, not all of them have the resources or skills to do so.
There’s much more to be done to ensure that kids in the U.S. and around the world have access to the future they deserve, but it can’t be accomplished without you.