Tag Archives: Head Start

Support Start Strong for America’s Children—Sign the Petition

From the National Association for the Education of Young Children (http://www.naeyc.org/): Senator Harkin (Iowa) along with Representatives George Miller (California) and Richard Hanna (New York) have introduced legislation – Start Strong for America’s Children. This bipartisan-sponsored legislation will accelerate the … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Early Learning Investments

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The federal deal signed into law by President Obama ended the government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling. Funding to run the government will continue until Jan. 15 and a bipartisan committee was … Continue reading

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Faith Education Resources on Head Start and WIC

From the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (http://www.faithendpoverty.org/): In the wake of the government shutdown we are reminded of how easy it is for those in poverty to get left out the budgeting process. Already, children participating in Head Start and the … Continue reading

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57,000 Children Cut from Head Start—Take Action

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): “The colors were brighter than any she had seen before. Shapes, letters, and lots and lots of colors adorned the walls; around the room, children worked together building high rises with colored blocks and … Continue reading

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Support the Administration’s Preschool Proposal During Recess

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Your Members of Congress are now at home in their districts for a long recess until September 9. That means now is a great time to get activities moving in your community in … Continue reading

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Support Children in the Pennsylvania Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): This week, the PA House of Representatives passed a state budget bill that contains the governor’s proposed increases for Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance. But the House reduced by $3 million the … Continue reading

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Early Learning Day of Action—Urge Congress to Increase Investments in Early Learning

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Today is the National Early Learning Day of Action. Advocates across the country are talking about why it’s critical to invest in young children. With your help, the Strong Start for Children campaign … Continue reading

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Protect Head Start and Child Care Services

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): These are challenging days for kids and families in both Harrisburg and Washington. The state budget is heating up and with your great help we are working hard to make sure early learning programs don’t … Continue reading

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Support State and Federal Early Learning Initiatives

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): We need your help to save the funds for child care and early learning programs from the budget ax.  Please read on and take action.  In the last several years, cuts to … Continue reading

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Protect PA Investments in Early Childhood Education

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Early learning programs could be in trouble. According to the Independent Fiscal Office, there is a $520 million shortfall between projected revenues and the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal 2013-14. This means the modest … Continue reading

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