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The following excerpt has been re-posted with permission – Feb 13, 2013
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Statement on President Obama’s Renewed Commitment to Early Childhood Education in Annual State of the Union Address BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) commends President Obama on his expressed commitment to early childhood education during his annual State of the Union Address. WKKF believes this is an important and essential first step in ensuring that all children have a fair chance at success in school and life.
In the president’s State of the Union address, he said, “Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. But today, fewer than 3 in 10 four year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program. Most middle-class parents can’t afford a few hundred bucks a week for private preschool. And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives.”
He continued, “Tonight, I propose working with states…” [Read more…]
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports a three-year collaborative project between HealthConnect One, Focus: Hope, CHASS, and the New Mexico Community Health Workers Network to develop community-based doula and breastfeeding peer counselor programs, and to build the community health worker field through workshops, regional and national conferences, data collection, and program evaluation.