Save the Children Action Network announced the results of a national survey that identified Democratic primary voters’ desire to hear more from presidential candidates on the issue of access to child care and preschool.
We’re Empowering South Carolinans to Be the Voice for Kids
South Carolinans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.
South Carolina kids deserve the very best. After all, studies show that children who receive a high-quality early education are 20% more likely to graduate from high school and, on average, earn a 50% higher income. And this year our governor is planning to expand access to public 4K for all income-eligible children across South Carolina!
Nearly 1 in 5 children worldwide live in conflict zones. This means 420 million children are at risk, dealing with threats from bullets, bombs and starvation.
The renewed willingness in Congress to address the increasing costs and demand for child care facing working families should be encouraging for the people of South Carolina.
For many years, South Carolina has ranked at the bottom nationally, and several districts in the state are struggling to meet the needs of their students. Well, now the legislature is taking a deeper look into those problems starting with the earlier grades.
Mobilization Manager, South Carolina
Deborah DePaoli is a life-long educator. With thirty years of experience in public education, Deborah knows the importance of early childhood experiences and is highly motivated to reach out to like-minded community activists. Deborah is involved in her community and is a champion for those who are vulnerable.
Deborah grew up in southern California where she earned a teaching certificate at Cal State San Marcos. After moving to Columbia in 2005, Deborah has worked in local early childhood programs and earned a Master’s degree in administration and leadership from Southern Wesleyan University. She lives in Columbia now with her two precious children, True and Asher.
Email Deborah at [email protected].