High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.
This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in Arizona, which serve more than 150,000 children and families.
“Research shows that a quality early childhood education experience can yield significant long-term benefits on overall development of a child…It’s the most profitable investment we can make in their future.” – Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
“Investing in our children’s education early in life sets them up for academic success, benefits our future workforce, and makes us more competitive.” – Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)