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For Immediate Release:
November 5, 2008
NAEYC Congratulates President-elect Barack Obama
(Washington, D.C.)– The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) congratulates Sen. Barack Obama for winning the election and becoming the 44th president of the United States of America.
NAEYC looks forward to working with the President-elect on moving forward his agenda articulated in the campaign for child care, Early Head Start and Head Start, preschool and zero-to-five enhancement, which ensure that high-quality education and care is available to all children birth through age 8.
“With the economic hardships the United States is facing, the President’s economic recovery plan must include investments in early childhood education to help America prosper and reach its potential,” said Mark R. Ginsberg, executive director of NAEYC. “There is not a main street issue more important than supporting families and investing in all young children.”
President-elect Obama has made it clear with his plan that high-quality early childhood education will be elevated as a national priority. NAEYC stands ready to support and assist him and his administration to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.
NAEYC will release A Call to Action in December, which will include policy and investment recommendations to the 111th Congress on early childhood education.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the United States.
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.