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 Wisconsin, which serve more than 200,000 children and families.
“The cost of reliable, quality dependent care, especially childcare, has risen dramatically over the years. Changes to the Dependent Care Assistance Program are necessary to give our hardworking families a hand up and ensure our businesses have a focused, productive workforce.” – Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
“It is of the utmost importance that we give all children in Wisconsin an equal opportunity to obtain an outstanding education. This promise begins with a strong investment in early-childhood opportunities.” – Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)