More than 70 percent of three and four year olds have no access to publicly funded early education programs in the United States. Half a million of these children come from low-income families.
The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a bill that would provide billions in funding for early childhood education, raising the level of participation in these early learning programs among disadvantaged children.
But right now, opponents are trying to block this crucial funding in the Senate.
Research indicates that every dollar spent on high-quality pre-kindergarten is worth $7 in taxpayer savings and economic productivity. Bolstering early education today will go a long way toward ensuring a sound economy for years to come.
Urge your Senators to support this historic early education funding and help ensure that we prepare our nation's young children to succeed!