Research consistently shows that high-quality early learning programs benefit children, our society, and our national prosperity. It is simply one of the most cost-effective investments America can make in its future.
Stimulating toddlers with reading, music and games provides them with the foundation for the next two decades of their education. Unfortunately, for millions of struggling American parents, these activities are economically impossible.
Early childhood education is again on the minds of our elected officials. Last month, the House passed the Early Learning Challenge Fund, which gives states a chance at $8 billion in competitive grants.