President’s Budget for Babies

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Here’s an excerpt from April 15, 2013:

What’s in the President’s Budget for Babies? 

The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget, released on April 10th,  approaches deficit reduction both by raising revenues and cutting spending. The President’s budget would restore for FY 2014 cuts made by the FY 2013 sequester, or across-the-board cuts. The majority of programs for young children would be returned to their FY 2012 levels. Included in the budget are substantial investments in early learning. Recognizing that the beginning years of a child’s life are critical for building the early foundation needed for success later in school and in life—and that high-quality early learning programs can help level the playing field for children from lower-income families on vocabulary and social and emotional development—the budget reflects the series of new investments that will establish a continuum of high-quality early learning for children beginning at birth and continuing to age 5.  For more about the investments in early learning, as well as an analysis examining proposed program funding from the perspective of support for the healthy development of infants and toddlers, read  ZERO TO THREE’s What’s in the Budget for Babies?: Analysis of the President’s 2014 Budget.