Early Learning! Lots of people are talking about it and we wanted to hear from the educators and parents who regularly witness the powerful effects of high-quality early learning. We asked individuals across the country to tell us about their experiences and what early learning has meant to the children in their lives.

In this book you’ll find firsthand stories from preschool teachers, early-care providers, home visitors, parents, elementary-school teachers, and business leaders from across the country. Every day many of these individuals are on the ground working with children. They are the best eye witnesses to the results of high-quality early learning, and their stories show how an excellent early learning experience can unlock a child’s potential.

Unfortunately hundreds of thousands of American children do not get to experience high-quality early learning. To change that harsh reality, a plan has been proposed to help children get a strong start. This historic plan will make high-quality prekindergarten available for low- and moderate-income 4-year-olds, increase the availability of high-quality child care options for infants and toddlers through partnerships between Early Head Start and child care, and expand voluntary home visiting. This is a bold step toward ensuring that all of our children succeed in school and in life.

These stories will show you just how much high-quality early learning can accomplish for children and families. We look forward to working with you and your colleagues to expand access to these opportunities for America’s most vulnerable children.

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Published On: September 13, 2013Associated Issues: Child CareChild Care & Early LearningHead StartPrekindergarten