We just finished watching the President’s State of the Union address. We are encouraged that for the second year in a row, the President chose to highlight the need for expanding early childhood education in America. After all, 70% of Americans believe all children should have access to these vital programs.
But another year has passed, and in that year we’ve seen dramatic cuts to education programs in our country. The numbers are dismal: Fewer than 3 in 10 four-year-olds are enrolled in high quality early education.
We must do more. We must act now.