Making Early Childhood the Priority It Deserves to Be

President Obama’s FY14 budget calls for an unprecedented increase in federal funding for programs serving young children. If implemented, this bold initiative would mean investing in young children is finally the priority it deserves to be. 

State of Emergency Declared for U.S. Preschool

For those of us working hard to provide more vulnerable young children with access to quality care and preschool programs, it was alarming to read the new report released from the National Institute for Early Education Research.  The NIEER report found that although states are serving the same percentage of children as they did last year, their average spending has fallen from $4,284 to $3,841 per child.