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  AUGUST 2014

Be part of the election The state primary election on Tuesday, September 9th is less than two weeks away. Now is the time to remind candidates that investing in high-quality early education and care is one of your top priorities as a voter. It is an issue that affects children, families, and the economic future of the commonwealth. Don’t forget to vote on the 9th! For more information including our brief, Early Education Policy Opportunities for the Next Governor, visit our election page.


Review highlights from the past year
Strategies for Children is evolving to fill a new role in the birth to third grade continuum. We are encouraged by the momentum and enthusiasm for early education, and will continue to advocate, raise awareness, share best practices, and lead local innovation in the months ahead. Read more in the latest edition of SFC Highlights.

Here are some summer stories from our Eye on Early Education blog that you may have missed:

Challenges and Opportunities: Expanding Pre-K in Michigan and New York City, August 11

What’s Really Going on in Babies Brains? Language Development, August 5

Child Care Costs Across the Country, July 29

Massachusetts Ranked Number One in New KIDS COUNT Report, July 23

Governor Patrick Signs FY15 State Budget into Law, July 14

Chris Martes: New President and CEO of Strategies for Children, July 9

Brain Building on the T, July 2

The New Kindergarten, June 23

Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Early Education and Care, June 10



notes from Amy

As summer comes to a close, we are energized for the work ahead. This election year offers many opportunities to keep young children and families, access to high-quality early education, and the critical role of early educators on the top of the political agenda. Reach out to the candidates. Tell your story. Ask questions. Listen. VOTE. Please contact me if you need more information or have questions.



The Early Education for All Campaign works to ensure that children in Massachusetts have access to high-quality early education and become proficient readers by the end of third grade. EEA is a broad-based coalition of leaders from business, early childhood, labor, religion, health care, education and philanthropy, allied with parents, grassroots leaders and policymakers on behalf of children and families.
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