Washington, D.C. — 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 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.
To build momentum on these efforts as the nation looks toward its next slate of leaders in 2016, the Center for American Progress will welcome special guest Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to launch the “Within Reach” campaign, focused on putting affordable, high-quality child care and pre-K within reach for working Americans. Business, economic, and labor leaders will offer their views on a panel to follow, offering diverse voices to the campaign to make access to early childhood education a reality for millions of families.
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Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sarah Baron, Campaign Manager for Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress
Robert H. Dugger, 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, Service Employees International Union
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. EST
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