Letter to the editor: For kids, support Build Back Better Act

Posted 10/28/21

 

This Sunday, I will walk in the Denver Autism Walk to build awareness about Autism and to celebrate the accomplishments of my grandchild who is on the Autism spectrum. I am passionate about …

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Letter to the editor: For kids, support Build Back Better Act

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This Sunday, I will walk in the Denver Autism Walk to build awareness about Autism and to celebrate the accomplishments of my grandchild who is on the Autism spectrum. I am passionate about helping children to thrive, so in addition to walking I am advocating.
In our country, this year, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to support young kids with the Build Back Better Act. If passed, this bill would dedicate unprecedented funds to ensure families do not spend more than seven percent of their income on child care. The plan would also allow for universal preschool and make substantial investments in the early learning workforce. 
Quality early learning is a good investment for all kids. In fact, children who receive consistent, quality early learning experience higher rates of high school graduation and could even go on to earn 50% more than their peers. In addition, quality early learning is vitally important for children with special needs. Early learning programs can help identify learning disabilities and delays, and connect kids and families to support services to help kids reach their full potential.
Join me in calling on Colorado’s congressional delegation to prioritize young children by supporting robust funding for child care and preschool in negotiations around the Build Back Better Act. My own grandchild is living her best life, in large part, because of the support she received early on. I want all young children to receive the care and education they need to excel. 
Lorena Garduño,
Lakewood

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