U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Libby Doggett will deliver remarks on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at an event co-sponsored by The Dallas Foundation with The Boston Consulting Group titled Driving Impact for Tomorrow: A National Convening on Early Childhood. The convening will raise awareness and spur action to address the critical need for high-quality early learning for all children. Teams from across the nation composed of policy leaders and practitioners from cities, counties, school districts and the philanthropic community will join selected foundation and thought leaders to share success stories and challenges from their community work to build early learning programs for children from birth to third grade.
The Obama Administration has provided significant new support to expand access and increase quality in programs that address each age level beginning with homevisiting for families, Early Head Start, Head Start, and a $1.75 billion in Preschool Development Grants and Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grants, leading to hundreds of thousands more children having access to high-quality preschool across the country. Cities are using these new resources and putting in funds of their own because they realize the benefits of providing children a strong learning foundation from the very beginning.