Tell Your Senators: Protect Funding for Head Start, Pre-K and Child Care!

From improved literacy to higher high school and college graduation rates, quality early learning — including child care, preschool and Head Start — sets kids up for success. But millions of children miss out on these programs simply because their parents can't afford it and there isn't enough funding to meet the need.

Because so much brain development takes place in the early years, when children don't participate in these programs, they can fall behind and never catch up.

That's why we need our senators to support robust funding for Head Start, Preschool Development Grants and Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG) in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations.

Parents are their kids' first and best teachers, however, high-quality preschool and child care – especially for kids living in poverty — ensure more children have an equal opportunity to succeed.

Urge your senators to invest in America's future by protecting and increasing funding for high-quality early learning programs today!
Subject line: Support funding for early childhood education programs

Dear [Decisionmaker],

I am writing today to urge you to support robust funding for Head Start, Preschool Development Grants and Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG) in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations. Together, these three programs help low- and middle-income children have access to high-quality early learning programs that would otherwise be out of reach.

Parents are their kids' first and best teachers but high-quality preschool and child care – especially for kids living in poverty – ensure more children have an equal opportunity to succeed. For too many families, a combination of cost and lack of access to high-quality child care and preschool programs means their children miss out. Because so much brain development takes place in the early years, when children don't participate in these programs, they can fall behind and never catch up.

When we invest in the early years of children's lives, we are setting them up for success in the future. I urge you to invest in America's future by increasing funding for Head Start, Preschool Development Grants and CCDBG.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
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