The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
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I’m gonna be real with my daughter. Being as though my daughter lives in the hood,  I’m gonna be straightforward to her. When she gets old enough to understand what’s going on around her, I want her to understand where mommy coming from. I’m gonna tell her about everything. I’m gonna tell her about the drug gang. I’m gonna tell her about everything, because if you don’t teach your child then the streets will, and if you let the streets teach them then they’re gonna turn them out, they’re gonna destroy them.

Early Childhood Education

All babies and toddlers need positive early learning experiences to foster their intellectual, social and emotional development.  Young children living in high-risk environments need additional supports to promote their healthy growth and development.  High quality early childhood education has been show to improve child development and school readiness.  It also supports families that are entering the workforce.

Current Issue

Federal and state funding for early childhood education programs has been hit hard by budget cuts.  Urge your elected leaders to reverse such short-sighted cost-cutting efforts and invest in our children's future.

 

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