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