Bipartisan Early Childhood Legislation Introduced: Strong Start for America’s Children Act

The Strong Start for America’s Children Act, introduced this month by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Representative George Miller (D-CA), and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY), would greatly increase access to and quality of programs that serve children from birth to kindergarten.

  • This bill consists of four measures that would:
  • Accelerate states’ efforts to provide high-quality preschool to low and moderate income families;
  • Increase the quality of infant and toddler care in center-based and family child care settings;
  • Support quality improvements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG); and
  • Encourage continued support for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

Read the Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013 House Bill and Senate Bill.

Read the summary of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013.