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President Obama’s Early Learning Proposal

The President is proposing a groundbreaking plan to support high-quality early learning opportunities for children birth to age five.  The President’s budget calls for significant new investments to expand access to and improve the quality of child care and early education programs that help children enter school ready to succeed and help parents work.  The plan involves a multi-pronged approach that includes a new initiative to make high-quality preschool available to all four-year-olds in low- and moderate-income families; new partnerships between Early Head Start and child care providers to provide high-quality, full-day/full-year early learning opportunities for infant and toddlers; voluntary home visiting to support vulnerable families; and increased funding for child care and other existing programs related to early care and education. 

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