The late Irving Harris was a businessman, philanthropist and early education evangelist who emphasized the importance of “bringing the baby into the room” when discussing the importance of quality early learning for our nation's most at-risk children.
In that spirit, today we introduce a new early education blog by bringing a baby of sorts, Chuck Mills, into the room.
Sargent Shriver passed away at the age of 95 on January 18. Among other remarkable public service roles, Shriver was a pioneer for the early childhood education movement. As the leader of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Shriver spearheaded the creation of Head Start in 1965—then and now, our nation’s largest and most critical federally-funded education program for children under five.