Putting Child Care and Pre-K ‘Within Reach’

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.

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center For American Progress

Keynote remarks:

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH)

Presentation:
Sarah Baron, Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Policy

Featured panelists:
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

Moderated by:
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

Coffee will be served at 10:00 a.m.