A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America | ED.gov Blog

Change has been made.  People are aware of the significance early education has on children and their future - as well as our nation's future.

Money has been put toward early education on the state and federal levels - over the last 10 years states have increased their preschool investment by more than 200%.  Although, more is needed.  Latino and African- American children are the least likely to participate in early education programs.  If they do participate, high quality programs are not where they are going.

Research has shown that children who participate in early education programs fair better in all aspects of their lives and directly impacts their success as adults.

Right now the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is being reauthorized and the education world is calling for a strong bill to ensure quality public education is a priority. 

 

Thoughts about all of this? Comment Below.  Learn more about Mr. Duncan's proposed ESEA bill here.

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Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.