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House and Senate hold hearings to discuss early childhood education | Education Votes |

House and Senate hold hearings to discuss early childhood education | Education Votes | | College |

Last week, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address and reaffirmed his commitment to provide quality pre-K for every 4-year-old, especially for the 26 percent of American children who live in poverty.

Legislators from both parties are behind the president. Both the Senate and the House held hearings this week to discuss legislation that would make preschool more accessible for all children.


“President Obama stressed that early childhood education is one of the smartest investments we can make. I couldn’t agree more,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) earlier this week.

Unfortunately, existing programs are not currently equipped to provide preschool for kids in need. For example, Head Start only reaches about two-fifths of eligible preschool-age children. 

“As a former preschool teacher, I know the difference it can make in a child’s life. Preschool offers young learners the building blocks they need to go to kindergarten, ready to tackle the curriculum. The path to greater opportunity in this country starts with a quality education.”


Individuals who were enrolled in quality preschool programs earn up to $2,000 more per month than those who were not, and young people who were in preschool programs were more likely to graduate from high school and own homes. Children in quality preschool programs are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or get in trouble with the law later on.

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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It is so refreshing to know that the president and congress are really pushing for something like this. Early childhood education has been over looked and forgotten about and it really deserves more attention.It is nice to see that people are realizing the impat that t can have on a childs future. Preschool is the foundation of a life of learning, it is where you explorethe different ways to learn and accept new information. Preschool is whre you recive a lot of your learning habits and ways that you solve issues. This acrticle makes me excited to know that they are working on making early education more of a priority.

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This artical is so life changing. We are finally fully understanding the true impact of early childhood education on the youths of the next generations. When children are that young it is the prime time to start repetition of important information that they will keep throughout their lifetime. I am so glad that people in childcare centers are becoming required to have an education degree to teach and care for the children of tomorrow.

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