CLASP Testimony On The Importance Of Head Start
Mar 18, 2009
Today, the Labor, Health, and Education Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee held a hearing on issues that fall under their jurisdiction in the federal budget appropriations process. Danielle Ewen of CLASP testified as a public witness about the importance of growing federal investments in Head Start and Early Head Start, in order to support our most vulnerable infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. Read the testimony here.
Last month, President Obama released a budget blueprint outlining his priorities for the federal budget, which include expansions early childhood education. The House and Senate budget committees are crafting the Congressional Budget Resolution that will establish the overall spending limits for discretionary programs, including Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), that are funded through the annual appropriations process.