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Must Read Washington Post Opinion from DCAEYC Executive Director Kathy Hollowell-Makle

D.C. recognizes how much early-childhood education matters

Today The Washington Post posted an opinion piece from DCAEYC Executive Director Kathy Hollowell-Makle on child care in the District. To read her opinion piece in full click here.

"The District’s policymakers have begun to recognize what the science of early-childhood education has been telling us for decades: Early-childhood education is the foundation of all learning for school and life.

The D.C. Council took bold legislative steps and made investments to ensure that early educators in the District are well-prepared and compensated for meeting the demands and joys of working with our youngest citizens. Those moves counter the historical racism that underpins care and education in the United States, and the ongoing dismissal of early-childhood educators as mere babysitters."

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