The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

My daughter has some difficulties reading, but she’s doing well. We waited like five years on a list to get her into a Newton school to go through a program. In the beginning, it was difficult, because other children there, they are White, and Tiana was a different color. And she always asked me, in the beginning, mommy, why am I a color? I said, Tiana, a different color does not mean we’re different. We’re the same. But, the children got used to her. Sometimes, she had play dates.

Early Childhood Education

All babies and toddlers need positive early learning experiences to foster their intellectual, social and emotional development.  Young children living in high-risk environments need additional supports to promote their healthy growth and development.  High quality early childhood education has been show to improve child development and school readiness.  It also supports families that are entering the workforce.

Current Issue

Federal and state funding for early childhood education programs has been hit hard by budget cuts.  Urge your elected leaders to reverse such short-sighted cost-cutting efforts and invest in our children's future.


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