Early Learning is Key: Take Action Today
Washington state is applying for “Race to the Top” funding to support early learning programs for our students; and Stand for Children Washington submitted a letter of support with that application. Now, we’re joining our partners to send a message to Congress to urge funding support for these essential programs. From now through Halloween we’re asking supporters to send congress a message to support early learning.
Leading economists agree that prioritizing funding to early childhood education will provide taxpayers with returns of 7-10% per year for every dollar invested, based on future reduced costs in remedial education, health, criminal justice system expenditures, and the tax revenues generated by increase earnings. That is a huge return on investment!
Early learning is a win-win-win.
We all know that kids need more than costumes this Halloween: They need a strong education foundation to help them achieve their dreams. With quality, affordable child care and preschool we can make sure our kids are ready for school and life.
And please pass this Congressional-Halloween-Costume-Creation-Station along to your friends and family by forwarding this email now–and by posting the Congressional-Halloween-Costume-Creation-Station link above on Facebook–so we can work together to make sure the U.S. budget does not get any spookier for families!
Organizing Director, Stand for Children Washington
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