First 5 Years Fund: 1 thing Republicans and Democrats agree on

mtffc_logo_redLast Tuesday the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) announced that their 2015 bi-partisan poll found that voters see giving children a strong start in life through early education as a top priority, regardless of their political party. From a FFYF press release:

“Support for early childhood education is strong – and growing stronger. This year’s poll results confirm that voters across the country see access to quality early childhood education as a necessity for today’s families, and critical to the future success of their children,” said Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund. “For the first time in our three years of polling, American voters’ top priority is making sure children get a strong start in life, a concern equal to improving the overall quality of public education.”

Democrats, Republicans and Independents called for major federal action on the issue — 89% agreed that we need to ensure more children don’t miss out on early learning and socialization experiences during the first five years of life, and 91% of voters agreed that positive early childhood education experience lays the foundation for all the years of education that follow.

At Easter Seals, we know the first five years of life lay the foundation for a child’s long-term well-being and overall success. Check out the Easter Seals Make the First Five Count site to learn more about what you can do now to support the first five years of your child’s life.


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