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The importance of preschool and child care for working mothers

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 13:34
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Glynn, Sarah Jane
Farrell, Jane
Wu, Nancy
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Published Date: 
05/07/2013
Published Date (Date): 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Year: 
2013
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In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a historic pledge to provide universal, high-quality pre-K education to our nation’s children. He chose to make this one of his administration’s priorities with good reason: Early childhood education has myriad benefits, including better, more equitable long-term outcomes for children of divergent economic backgrounds. Moreover, investments in these programs help cultivate a future workforce, secure long-term economic competitiveness, and develop our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care would also throw a much-needed raft to families across America that are struggling to stay afloat while footing costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children—our nation’s future innovators and workforce—to low-quality care centers.(author abstract)

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