The Strong Start for America`s Children Act
- Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Yesterday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation to expand access to high-quality early learning programs for children from birth to age five. According to the HELP Committee, the bill focuses on four key goals: boosting funding for high-quality preschool programs; increasing the quality of infant and toddler care; supporting quality improvements to child care; and continued support for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.
Below are several links where you can find more-detailed information:
- A press release from the HELP Committee website, which contains links to a summary, a fact sheet, and a list of national organizations in support of the bill.
- A summary of the "Strong Start for America's Children Act" provided by The National Women's Law Center.