ICYMI: Rokita Leads Discussion on the Importance of Early Childhood Programs

Jul 13, 2017 Issues: Education

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ICYMI: Rokita Leads Discussion on the Importance of Early Childhood Programs

Chairs Hearing “Opportunities for State leadership of Early Childhood Programs”

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Todd Rokita, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, led a hearing regarding the importance of Early Childhood Programs. Congressman Rokita said, “Finding an early childcare or education program is an important decision for many working parents and families. The federal government should not be making the job of navigating the system more difficult through a confusing maze of federal programs. Luckily for parents, states have stepped up to the plate. Recently, we have seen states take the lead in operating early childhood programs, as well as increase funding for this area. For example, my home state of Indiana has launched a promising new pilot program aimed at helping low-income Hoosier children access a free, high-quality pre-k education.”

To listen to the hearing and to hear more from the Congressman, click this link.