Support the President's Early Learning Proposal
Release Date: May 8, 2013
Join DVAEYC for a Month of Action, culminating in Early Learning Day of Action.
What is the Month of Action?
DVAEYC joined national advocates to build a groundswell of support for President Obama’s proposed early learning investment. White House leaders have said early childhood advocates have ONE MONTH to show that they support a national early learning investment, and that without large and visible support, it will be difficult to make early learning a priority issue for national leaders.
What is President Obama’s proposed early learning investment?
The President's proposal would create a new Preschool for All initiative to expand preschool opportunities for 4-year-olds, allocating $75 billion over 10 years. This proposal consists of a Federal-State partnership to provide all low- and moderate-income four-year-olds with high-quality preschool, while also providing States with incentives to expand these programs to reach additional children from middle class families and put in place full-day kindergarten policies.
The President's proposal also includes:
- $1.4 billion to expand Early Head Start and create Early Head Start/Child Care partnerships to serve more birth-3 year-olds
- $500 million in increased funding through the Child Care and Development Fund, which would serve an additional 100,000 children from low-income families with child care access
- $200 million for child care quality improvement
- $15 billion over the next 10 years to extend and expand voluntary home visiting programs
What can I do?
Add your name to this letter to Congress and the president asking them to take action on new early learning investments.
Change your Facebook profile picture with this icon to show your support.
Send a letter to your member of Congress asking for their support.
Send a Twitter message to your followers that shows your support:
High quality #ece helps America prosper and reach its potential. When not enough #children are funded, benefits unmet. #prekplan
Congress needs to make quality #ece #earlyed #prek for all US children a priority. Show your support for our future. #prekplan
Why wait until #preK to close an achievement gap? Prevent it with home visiting, Early Head Start and quality infant/toddler care. #prekplan
#Kindergarten teachers know when #children have had quality #ece & know how few children have access to it. Invest more now. #prekplan
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