Over the past several decades, the number of young children enrolled in formal, center-based early childhood education, which can include Head Start, state-funded pre-K, and private child care programs, has grown dramatically. For example, while only 23 percent of four-year-olds were enrolled in formal early learning programs in 1968, that number increased to 65 percent… Read more »
Report highlights improved coordination between HHS and the Department of Education
Head Start and CCDBG fared well, but uncertainty about the 2018 budget remains
Gains made in the earliest years persisted through elementary school.
Kaine has a solid track record of advocating for increased access to pre-K.