Strong Start for America’s Children Act Invests in Early Childhood Education

The American Federation of School Administrators strongly supports the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation that would expand quality preschool programs. Introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the 10-year innovative federal-state partnership would expand and improve early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five.

 

“As a former preschool teacher, I’ve seen firsthand the transformation that early learning can inspire in a child,” Senator Murray said. “Investing in our youngest learners is critical for children and their families, and it is one of the smartest investments we can make to ensure students start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed later in life. The Strong Start for America’s Children Act would help more families and communities in Washington state and across the country gain access to early learning programs and provide their children with the strong educational opportunities that will pay dividends in our future economic growth.”

 

AFSA is proud to unite with other advocates supporting a bill that would be so beneficial towards early childhood education. We urge Congress to treat this legislation with primacy, as it is investing in America’s future, our students.

 

Read more about the Strong Start for America’s Children Act.