In the Nation's Interest

CED President Charles Kolb urges Congress to Fund Early Education Programs

CED President Charles Kolb has sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives urging them to maintain funding at 2010 levels for early education programs.  In the House of Representatives, the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution proposes a $1.083 billion cut in Head Start for the current budget year and a $39 million cut in child care.  This cut would mean that 218,000 children would lose Head Start benefits and 150,000 would lose child care.  Additionally, if approved, these cuts would close 16,000 classrooms and 55,000 teachers, assistants and related staff would lose their jobs in Head Start. This would be the biggest cut in the 45-year history of Head Start. Read full press release...