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Please Share Your Thoughts
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
Last week, in his address to Congress, this is what President Joe Biden said, related to the early childhood field:
“That is why my American Families Plan guarantees four additional years of public education starting as early as we can. Great universities in this country are conducting studies of the last 10 years and it shows that adding two years of universal, high-quality preschool for every three and four-year-old no matter what background they come from puts them in a position to be able to compete all the way through 12 years. It increases exponentially their prospects of graduating and going on beyond graduation. Research shows when a young child goes to school, not daycare, they are far more likely to graduate from high school. And go to college. Or something after high school.”
We have been hearing from readers who feel many different ways - disturbed about the phrase “school, not daycare,” - happy that the importance of early care and education is being addressed - concerned that some politicians may not understand the complexity of our field...
We would love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts in the comments section. We welcome honest comments that are expressed in respectful ways.
Thank you for taking the time to exchange ideas. We will start with a comment of our own: early care and education matters - in all settings.
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