Sign Strong Start Petition
Release Date: December 11, 2013
Join Us in Supporting a Strong Start for America's Children
Children’s early learning experiences set the course for success in school and life. High-quality programs benefit everyone: children, families, communities – and because of the return on investment, everyone wins. A significant proposal is being discussed that would give children a stronger start, and our states and communities more prosperity.
Please take a minute to show your support by signing this open letter to Congress today:
The Strong Start for America's Children proposal recognizes the importance of starting high-quality early childhood education from birth. It has three parts:
- Provide grants to states to accelerate their work, expanding access and improving quality for prekindergarten programs.
- Create Early Head Start-child care partnerships to raise the quality of child care and expand access for infants and toddlers in programs meeting Early Head Start standards.
- Voluntary support for families that promotes positive parent-child interaction, healthy child development and family self-sufficiency.