H.R. 1, the House-passed bill that sets federal spending levels for the rest of FY 2011, makes significant cuts in Head Start and Early Head Start and the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), our key federal early learning investments.
Submit an op-ed to local newspapers, both large and small, about the importance of sustaining and maintaining funding for early childhood programs by using this template. Please make sure to refer to the state by state chart on the total number of children at risk for losing child care slots to tailor this op-ed for your state.
The Child Care and Early Learning Coalition and over 1,800 of its national, state, and local partners sent a letter to Congress urging them to ensure funding for child care and Head Start/Early Head Start is protected in the FY 2011 budget and maintained.