Investing in Education Child Care & Early Education

Studies show that investing in early education is a good investment for the economic future of Connecticut. At All Our Kin, a non-profit supporter of sustainable family child care programs, I learned that every dollar they spent returned $15 or more to the regional economy. Given this fact, and increasingly strong research on brain development, we can no longer afford to view child care as a convenience, but an educational and economic necessity, especially for low-income families.

In additional to the developmental and educational benefits for children and increased income for child care providers, having quality and consistent child care means parents can reenter the workforce or better retain their jobs.

As governor, I will prioritize:

  • Expanding nurse-family partnerships, child care, and early education programs. Nobel Prize-winning social science research has shown that each dollar invested in early childhood education results in $15 of future benefits.
  • Protecting and fully funding the Care4Kids program, which helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs.

Connecticut Values

Ned is running for Governor because we need to change Connecticut’s direction before we fall too far behind. 

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