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 Texas, which serve more than 950,000 children and families.
“Working together we can – and will – strengthen the foundation for the future success of our state’s early education system for generations to come.” – Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX)
“Expanding access to early learning increases opportunity for Americans and should be a priority at every level of government.” – Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX)