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Strong Start For Children

June 5, 2013 is Strong Start For Children Campaign day. Even if you missed the activities of the day, you can still participate and spread the messages throughout the month and beyond. Here are some stories and resources for you.

Strong Start for Children Coalition | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

NAEYC - news and resources about the Strong Start for Children Coalition and Campaign

Strong Start for Children Campaign

The Strong Start for Children Coalition is a united effort of national, state and local organizations to pursue quality early learning settings for all children, particularly low-income children who stand to gain the most from quality preschool and child care programs. Child Care Aware® of America is a national partner in this coalition and supports initiatives that promote early learning, the healthy development of children and working families.

Strong Start for Children Campaign | First Five Years Fund

resources, inforgraphics, template blog posts and more regarding the importance of early learning

Strong Start for Children - Overview of Stance

Get a brief but complete overview of the Strong Start for Children's position on the expansion of high-quality early learning opportunities for children ages birth to five.

Join the 'Strong Start for Children' Campaign

President Obama's call for the nation to make unprecedented investments to increase access to pre-kindergarten programs could be a game-changer in our efforts to ensure every child reaps the benefits of high-quality early learning. In his State of the Union address earlier this year, the president called for investing $75 billion over the next decade to provide preschool for 4-year-olds through a partnership with states.

Uniting Across the Generations to Assure a Strong Start for Children

In his fiscal year 2014 budget request, President Obama included proposals for funding a number of grant programs supporting high-quality early learning. We need older Americans to voice their support for these important requests. Here's why. Despite the growing accumulation of research showing that high-quality early education and care is essential to one's ultimate success in life, some remain unconvinced.

Strong Start for Children Campaign

The President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget proposal calls for historic investments to expand access to high quality early learning programs through a comprehensive birth-to-five early education agenda. Through companion investments in the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, the President's initiative includes the following: - $75 billion in mandatory funding across 10 years to support universal access to state preschool programs for low- and middle-income families.

Voices Supports the Strong Start for Children Early Learning Campaign

Voices for America's Children supports the Strong Start for Children: Building America's Future Campaign because all children deserve a strong start to ensure success in life. Look for more information on the coalition's upcoming Day of Action when organizations nationwide will show their support of the Early Learning Initiative through a host of events.

Strong Start for Children Campaign

Strong Start for Children - Building America's Future In his State of the Union address in February, President Obama announced an ambitious agenda for early care and education.

Blog for Early Learning Day of Action 2013 - The Posts

Posted on June 05, 2013 | Today is the Early Learning Day of Action! In April, President Obama proposed his new $75 million early learning initiative that would expand high-quality early learning opportunities for children through age five.

Twitter / Search - #prekforall

The latest and best tweets on #prekforall. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.

An Easy Reach Across the Aisle on Education

The Obama administration deserves praise for its recent strong support for greater investments in early childhood education. With reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind in its current incarnation) stalled in Congress, and the many valid concerns about narrow test-based initiatives that do nothing to address the challenges of children from disadvantaged families, this new direction is a welcome change.

Five Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education

Wednesday is a National Day of Action for Early Learning. Parents, policymakers, and concerned citizens around the country are coming together to voice their support for early childhood education and demand that Congress and the president act now. Every year that we wait to act, a new cohort of children lose out on the benefits [...]

Power to the Preschoolers

"Spread the word about President Obama's plan to provide high-quality preschool for every kid in America," twittered the White House on Wednesday. We all know that nothing on the planet compares to the awesome power of social media. But it may require more than a hashtag to bring this one home.

Home - Learning Happens From The Start

Rally4Babies & Online Petition

Toolkit for Strong Start for children

and Advocacy toolkit that provides resources advocates and community leaders nee to make sure early learning stays on the national policy agenda and the recent preschool proposal becomes a reality

Public Policy Update | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Appropriations committee recognizes the importance of early learning with this post 1.5 billion dollar increase post-sequestration levels for early ed. This funding has a wider range than just the strong start funding but it would fund the strong start bill. NAEYC's explanation

Public Policy Update | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Appropriations committee recognizes the importance of early learning with this post 1.5 billion dollar increase post-sequestration levels for early ed. This funding has a wider range than just the strong start funding but it would fund the strong start bill. NAEYC's explanation

State and Local Organizations Supporting the Strong Start for America's Children Act

The following state and local organizations support the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Alabama: Jefferson Co. AFT (Leeds, AL) California: 4Cs of Alameda County (Hayward, CA) Abriendo Puer

Raise a Brighter Future: Universal Pre-K

This webinar with Helen Blank, the Director of Child Care and Early Learning at the National Women's Law Center, will focus on the provisions of the Strong Start Act as well as the benefits of high quality prekindergarten and strong early learning experiences for children, their families, and the current as well as future economy.