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!
Deborah Merrill DePaoli is the South Carolina State Manager for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). This winter, she spoke with Erin Live on the Air about SCAN's work to help children in the U.S. and around the world survive and thrive.
Early education is a bipartisan issue. Making an investment in children makes an investment in our future, and nothing could be more important.
As a grandmother, public school teacher, and a Save the Children Action Network volunteer, I am especially excited to hear about Gov. Henry McMaster’s plan to expand public kindergarten for 4-year-old children in low-income families across South Carolina.
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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].