On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will begin a two-day tour in Colorado and Delaware to highlight the work both states are doing to improve access to high-quality early learning.
He will visit Denver, Colorado, on Monday, Aug. 1, and Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday Aug. 2, for classroom visits and roundtable discussions with state and local officials and early learning stakeholders on the importance of providing high-quality early learning opportunities for all children.
High-quality early learning is a critical means of expanding educational equity and opportunity by giving every child a strong start. Studies show that attending high-quality early education and development programs help children build a strong foundation for achieving positive academic, health and social outcomes.
Colorado and Delaware are among 20 states that received more than $1 billion in Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grants to help states increase the number of children in high-quality early learning and development programs.
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The tour details are as follows. Most events will include a media availability with King and state and local officials.