Early Learning Legislative Day
Thank you for joining us at Early Learning Legislative Day
On February 8, the capitol rotunda was filled with the sound of children building and creating with blocks. The interactive BLOCK Fest event showed legislators how quality early learning experiences develop academic, social, emotional and cognitive skills in young children.
Idaho ranks 50th nationally in the number of 3 and 4 year-olds enrolled in pre-school and one of a handful of state governments that does not provide state funding for pre-k. The research is clear, children with access to high-quality early learning programs enter school better prepared than children who do not have these opportunities. Idaho AEYC will continue to inform and educate policy makers around the importance of early learning.
A huge thank you to our partners BLOCK Fest, Idaho Voices for Children, New Horizon Academy, Giraffe Laugh, Treasure Valley YMCA, Idaho Head Start Association and Idaho Business for Education for helping us offer this important advocacy event.