What the House Budget Committee Report Got Right and Wrong About Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education programs provide a critical support for children and families but need more resources to improve access to quality programs.
Infographic: The School-Readiness Gap
This infographic details some of the ways that high-quality preschool can help low-income children as they get ready to enter school.
The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of Color
Issue Brief Laying the groundwork for America’s future success and broadly shared prosperity means investing in our growing communities of color today.
Who’s Not Going Back to School?
Issue Brief Sequestration cuts to Head Start and other programs hurt America’s economy and American workers in the short term, and America’s global competitiveness and American children’s futures in the long term.
The Top 10 Myths About Preschool
Issue Brief Because high-quality preschool is exceptionally important to the future strength of our nation, it is imperative that we get the facts straight.
The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers
Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.
The United States Is Far Behind Other Countries on Pre-K
Issue Brief Increased investments in high-quality preschool education for all children, regardless of income, will put us more in line with the rest of the world and ensure school readiness for our most at-risk children.
Interactive Map: The United States Is Getting Beat on Preschool
Map If we are to stay competitive in the global economy, we need to ensure all our children are ready for school.
Infographic: We’re Getting Beat on Preschool
Early education in the United States seriously lags behind programs in other nations. The United States must increase investment in early education to improve the accessibility and quality of our preschools.
President Obama’s Budget Makes Historic Investments in Young Children
The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal calls for a bold new $75 billion investment in preschool.
Interactive Map: The Preschool-Access Gap
Interactive This interactive map shows the number of 3- and 4-year-olds left out of state-funded pre-K programs nationwide.
Federal Investment Can Help Close the Preschool-Access Gap
Too few children in America attend preschool programs, but federal investment could bring up rates of enrollment in all states.
Investing in Our Children
Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.