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President Obama Commits Investments in Quality Early Education

At last month's White House Early Education Summit, President Obama announced that his administration will invest $750 million "in our youngest Americans." Here's the breakdown:
  • $250 million will go to preschools in 18 states. "We're giving tens of thousands more children the opportunity to go to high-quality preschool: almost 3,000 preschool students in Nevada, for example, will be able to attend full-day preschool, instead of a half-day program," President Obama said.

  • $500 million will be awarded to early education advocates tasked with bringing early care and education to more than 30,000 infants and toddlers this year. 
President Obama also highlighted a new campaign, Invest in Us, a new initiative the nonprofit First Five Years Fund created in partnership with private philanthropic leaders. Learn more


Generations United's Seniors4Kids raises the voices of adults age 50 and older in support of policies affecting children and youth.


About Us

Since 2005, Generations United has worked to raise the voices of older adults in support of policies benefiting children and youth through Seniors4Kids. Over the years, we have worked with community leaders and grassroots volunteers in six states to increase the availability of high-quality early care and education. In New York, we helped spur the New York State Department of Education to allocate $4 million from its Race to the Top grant to support QUALITYstarsNY implementation in lowest-achieving districts including Yonkers and Rochester. Beginning in 2014, Seniors4Kids is focusing on significantly building the national voice of older adults as advocates for early investments in children. Contact Emily Duda for more information.


This Month's Action

All children deserve a bright future.
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President Obama
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Current Policies

Re-authorization of key national policies like the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, HeadStart and others will have significant impact on resources available to children and their families. There's never been a better time to harness the power of older adults advocating for children an focus those efforts at the federal level. 




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