his report outlines six key components for a preschool program that will also support a strong, equitable birth to age 5 system, including:
- Design a system for preschool to be delivered in multiple settings, including family child care.
- Support Head Start to continue to expand to serve more preschoolers and their families across the country.
- Invest in infants and toddlers; excluding them from increased funding would undermine the overall early childhood system.
- Ensure equitable access and quality, including by directing state and local governments to plan to serve targeted geographic areas and groups of students.
- Prioritize providing equitable compensation to early childhood educators, regardless of settings.
- Ensure that all programs provide a platform that values family voice and shares power with families.
By approaching preschool as a critical part of the broader system of early care and education, the administration can expand opportunities for young children across the country.
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