Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Monday called for high-quality universal preschool for all four-year-old children in the next decade.
Clinton said she would provide new federal funding for states that expand access to preschool as part of a program that she sees as building on President Barack Obama’s proposal.
As a first step, she wants to double our investment in early Head Start and the early Head Start-Child Care partnerships.
Clinton said her belief in childhood education came from her experience working for the Children’s Defense Fund after graduating from law school.
“We shouldn't think of childcare as just a place to deposit your kids, a warehouse,” Clinton said in New Hampshire. We should invest in programs that create healthy environments for early learning.”