Dear Member of Congress,
Moms and kids can't wait any longer - we are behind increased investments in affordable, high-quality child care and early learning opportunities to ensure all children are ready and successful for school and life.
Research tells us that the first 2,000 days build the critical foundation for a child's readiness to be successful in school and life. Leading economists agree, investments in high-quality early learning programs like preschool actually save future dollars for everyone. In fact, 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 later in life. Studies show that for every dollar invested in high-quality early learning, we see a return of up to $7.00.
Voters understand that it is important to spend now in order to save later. In fact 71% of voters (both Republican and Democrat) want to invest in early learning now to save future dollars.
Sadly, quality child care now costs more than college in our nation—and even though parents need safe, enriching places for children to be so they can work, too few options are available.
It’s a national emergency.
We can't afford to lose another day. Please support increased investments in high-quality early learning opportunities like preschool and childcare now.