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Congressional Democrats Make Case for Universal Prekindergarten

Education Week
A report released Friday by a group of congressional Democrats touts the benefits of universal prekindergarten for children and working families. The report comes the day after Democrats in the House and Senate unveiled the Child Care for Working Families Act, which is designed to make child care more accessible. The Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee, a congressional committee composed of 10 members from both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, produced the report. The JEC includes eight Democrats and 12 Republicans. The report, entitled "High-Quality Early Learning and Care Drives Lifelong Success," lays out both economic and academic benefits of children attending quality preschools and includes information about pre-K enrollment and costs by state.

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