Creating Equity of Opportunity Through Early Learning Policies

Zero to Three has released an article on the ways we can uplift the child care environment in areas that continue to prioritize children from white families over children of minorities. See an excerpt below-

House and Senate early education leaders forged a bipartisan deal on the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The confluence of these two events started us thinking: Young children of Hispanic heritage are forming an increasingly large proportion of the infant-toddler population. Their importance to the U.S. now and as future workers gives us a useful lens for examining the child care bill (S. 1086). More opportunities for high-quality early care and learning experiences for this growing population could significantly influence the ability of young Latino children to reach their potential and contribute to our economy in the future. So shaping and implementing early learning policy could be a good way to create equity of opportunity.

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Published on Oct 18, 2014 By Patricia A. Cole

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