The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

"That’s Shaykia, she's my fourteen year old. She helps out a lot with her baby sister. That’s her school, and this is the school’s playground. I thought the playground was only supposed to be for the children to go and play.  But on the playground there were drug needles, people smoking marijuana and stuff.  So where do we take our small children to go and play?  There’s nowhere that we can take children to go play without being exposed to a lot of that stuff."

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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