Monday, May 5, 2008

Meet Sam

Like all four year olds, Sam has a brain like a sponge. In fact, children's most important brain development occurs before they turn five. What Sam learns now - during this critical window of opportunity before kindergarten - will affect the rest of Sam's life.

By now you've met Barack, Hillary, and John. As candidates for president, they are talking about big issues like the struggling economy. But you, like me, probably want to know: Who will invest in our children's potential by making pre-k a national priority?

I just sent a message to the candidates. Will you join me? Click the link to introduce Sam to Barack, Hillary, and John and ask them to make voluntary pre-k for all a priority in their campaigns.

Pre-K Now has launched - a national campaign to raise awareness of the lack of access to high-quality, state-funded pre-k and what these missed opportunities cost America's children, families, and communities.

It's time to for the presidential candidates to show us that they understand: We can pay now for quality pre-k or we can pay much more later to cope with more children who need special education classes, get held back a grade, or drop out of high school.

Tell the candidates that when you vote this November, you'll be looking for a president who will make pre-k a national priority.

With your help, Sam doesn't have to miss out on the kind of early learning that builds a foundation for success. Together, we can make quality pre-k accessible for Sam and all of our country's youngest learners.



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