Research has proven that high-quality prenatal-to-age-four childhood development initiatives lead to students who read on grade level and graduate high school and to adults who live healthier lives and work good paying jobs.
However, while Atlanta residents fund K-12 schools, child summer programs, and family social services, we have not yet made any public investment to help families during the most critical time in children’s lives. As a result, childcare in our state costs more than in-state tuition, caregivers make little more than minimum wage, and too often, young children and families are left to fend for themselves.
FOR OUR CITY'S KIDS, WE MUST DO BETTER
Funding early childhood development initiatives is a smart investment, providing $13 in savings for every $1 invested. These programs also help the economy, both by generating jobs and by allowing parents to return to work.
This is our chance to lead the nation. Let’s reverse Atlanta’s income inequality and lack of social mobility by becoming the first city in the nation to provide equal opportunities for our youngest children and our city’s future generations by establishing yearly public funding for collaborative development initiatives in the city that help all of Atlanta’s children succeed.
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