Early Edge Executive Director, Patricia Lozano, President of The Children’s Partnership, Mayra E. Alvarez, and Kidango CEO, Scott Moore, underscore the importance of creating a master plan to meet the needs of our youngest Californians in their co-authored EdSource Commentary.
“Advocates, leaders and researchers have been waiting for a long time to have an early childhood champion in the governor’s office.
Now we finally have one. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the new California Legislature have a historic opportunity to put families first this year — something politicians all say they want to do.
Gov. Newsom committed a $2.5 billion-dollar total investment in early childhood in the 2019-20 budget, focused on the whole child, and composed of new one-time funds and ongoing funding. That is something we should all be praising.
The big question is: What should we do next and how?”