Making History for Our Littlest Learners
Can we take a moment to celebrate?
Investing in our youngest is a critical and smart investment for children, for families, and for our state. In fact, investments in high-quality early learning programs like preschool and childcare actually save future dollars for everyone; with studies showing that for every dollar invested in high-quality early learning, we see a return of up to $8.00. And it works! Children who have high-quality early learning experiences are more likely to succeed in school, graduate from high school, gain stable employment, and are less likely to be arrested.
What does all this amount to?
More children and families will have access to high-quality early learning opportunities like preschool and childcare. Early learning providers will have access to the tools and supports they need to continue to provide high-quality care. And families will have access to important information on finding care for their little learners. That's incredible!
While we celebrate this major victory, we're not fooled into thinking that our work is not over. We have a long road to ensure all children receive the best opportunities to be ready and successful in school and in life. Because we know that when children and families win, so do our communities and our state!