When your state faces the possibility of losing funding for your entire early childhood education system, you must pull out all the stops to protect it. For Kansas Action for Children (KAC), that included accessing Rapid Response from the Alliance for Early Success. Our partners at the Committee for Economic Development, Council for a Strong America, Center for Michigan, and Arizona’s First Things First came to our aid in our moment of crisis. Read on to learn how.
An increasing number of states are investing in the well-being and success of young children by expanding mental health services in pediatric, home, and community settings, according to a recently updated report by the National Center for Children in Poverty.
As the new Louisiana governor and Legislature sought to address severe budget deficits in a special legislative session in 2016, the long term sustainability of pre-k investments was anything but certain.
In Massachusetts, local communities are increasingly demanding state investment in high-quality early education. Between January and June, 13 communities developed strategic plans for preschool expansion, thanks to state-funded planning grants.