On November 13, 2013 Senator Tom Hawkins, Congressman George Miller, Congressman Richard Hanna, introduced the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013 in the Senate and House.
The bill introduction in both the Senate and House express that children and families should have access to affordable, and quality early learning experinces. There are far too many families that do not have access to quality early learning opportunities. Many families have a hard time getting quality early learning expeirence for their children as well.
The bill would establish federal and state partnerships to provide the tools necessary for parents to access quality programming for preschool, for all low-to-moderate income children. These efforts would allow children to enhance thier school readiness. The bill would also make funds avaliable for grants to help states improve the current quaility of exsiting programs.
For an in depth look into this bill visit Child Care Aware of America (National Policy Blog).