Source: The Huffington Post
Lawmaking aligned with the science of early childhood last month when Senator Tom Harkin, Representative George Miller and Representative Richard Hanna introduced the Strong Start for America's Children Act of 2013, a comprehensive early education bill that closely mirrors but also strengthens the President's early learning proposal introduced earlier this year. The legislation, as currently proposed, would expand early learning opportunities from birth through age five, focusing on home visiting, Early Head Start partnerships and preschool program grants to states. If passed, this legislation would be a significant step forward for the entire nation, making the investments in the early years to provide all children with the best start in life possible. Additionally, there would be savings in future social costs related to education, unemployment, health, public assistance and more.