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April 10, 2012
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NAEYC: New State Pre-K Report Reveals Harmful Trend
State pre-K spending declined nearly $60 million nationwide from 2010–2011
WASHINGTON—The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8, calls for greater support for high-quality state pre-K as a new report out today shows states cut funding for pre-K by nearly $60 million from 2010–2011 and many still lack quality assurances. This marks the second year of decline in total state pre-K spending.
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.