The bipartisan Strong Start for America’s Children Act (S. 1380/H.R. 2411) would establish a new federal-state partnership to accelerate progress already underway and help fund high-quality prekindergarten for children from low- and moderate-income families.
Every child should have access to high-quality pre-K, not just those from families that can afford to pay for it. High-quality pre-K confers lasting benefits—kids who attend are less likely to drop out, repeat grades, need special education, or get in trouble with the law later on. High-quality pre-K also brings enormous economic benefits—programs can pay for themselves in as little as a year and save billions over decades.