As a future educator, I know the importance of early childhood education for all children for both social and academic development. Unfortunately, as summer draws near, many parents are struggling to find quality care.
Children who participate in Head Start programs receive innumerable benefits. I can attest to all of these advantages because Head Start has played a significant role in my own household.
For two years running, Matt Bennett has joined more than 200 advocates for kids’ issues on the Hill. He says the return trip was even better than the first time.
From tablings to film screenings, our advocates were the voice for early learning around the country. These are our top 5 moments.
Tanya, an early ed advocate and mom of three, would like to give these Valentine’s Day gifts to her children: discovery, curiosity and a voice.
“My cousin and I are hip and hip all the time; she’s my best friend. She ended up having severe scoliosis.”
“She said all the right things about issues I care about, but there was one thing missing.
I stood up in the Q&A and asked her to remember my baby.”
“It was a prison with no bars,” Fatuma says of the refugee camp. “No education, nothing to do. No hope for the future.” Now her past informs her future.
The power of young people is insurmountable. Each of us has the capability to be a catalyst for change and shape the course of our country.