Early Childhood Education

The Obama administration has made 0-5 early education a national priority, recognizing that the education of our youngest children is essential for their future development. Research supports the benefits of 0-5 education for children who enter primary education systems but the current system of pre-K education is piecemeal and undocumented. Furthermore, our system of day care services is fragmented and often unsupervised.

There are actual savings to our local and national economy when children are successful in school. AFSA, who represents Directors and Assistant Directors of funded early care and education programs, supports the President in the development of 0-5 educational and day care services that are transparent, accountable and are supervised by certified early childhood supervisors.