As millions of families continue to struggle with the skyrocketing high cost of child care and pre-K in the United States, early education issues must be be elevated in the national debate for the betterment of kids, families, and the economy. In the two years since President Barack Obama announced a proposal to expand preschool, early childhood policy has gained momentum, translating into important additional federal investments and numerous state and local initiatives. Next week, the Center for American Progress will launch “Within Reach”, a new campaign to continue this momentum and emphasize the need for affordable high-quality child care and early childhood education for American families.
Please join the Center for American Progress with special guest Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) as we launch the “Within Reach” campaign and website and discuss why it’s time to put affordable, high-quality child care and pre-K within reach for working families.
Neera Tanden, President, Center For American Progress
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH)
Sarah Baron, Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Policy
Robert H. Dugger, Founder and Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group LLC
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Cathy Sarri, National Early Learning and Care Director, SEIU
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Coffee will be served at 10:00 a.m.