Birth to Three in the News

Tax Revenue From D.C. Sports Betting Meant For Education, Violence Prevention May Go Elsewhere (WAMU, 03/25/2019)

When the D.C. Council was set to vote on a bill legalizing sports betting late last year, Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) added a sweetener to ensure its passage: the majority of the tax revenue taken in by the city would be evenly split between early childhood education and violence prevention programs.

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Mayor Proposes Three New Child Care Centers As Demand Exceeds Supply (DCist, 03/21/2019)

The effort to bring down the sky-high costs of child care in D.C. is getting a partial boost in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget for the upcoming year.

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LaDon Love: DC children, families need ‘Birth-to-Three’ services as well as paid leave (DC Line, 10/03/2018)

I recently attended Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Maternal and Infant Health Summit. It was a great show and messaging event. It was marred, however, by the fact that while Bowser had just signed the Birth-to-Three for All DC Amendment Act of 2018, she included a statement encouraging the DC Council to shift funding for it from the District’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016.

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Childcare Is Broken In America. Washington D.C. Has A Plan To Fix It (THe Huffington Post, 03/18/2019)

Parents are finding access to affordable, quality childcare nearly impossible. Washington, D.C., wants to be the model of how to fix that.

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D.C. Looks For Ways To Fund Ambitious Early Childhood Program (WAMU, 11/19/2018)

Already a leader in offering universal preschool for three and four-year olds, Washington, D.C. now aims to position itself again at the forefront of early childhood investments. In June, the city council unanimously approved the Birth-to-Three For All D.C Act, a big ticket bill that Mayor Muriel Bowser then signed into law in September.

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Time to Fully Fund Birth to Three (Hill Rag, 09/04/2018)

DC students are back in the classroom for a new school year, but as early childhood professionals will tell you, education begins long before students enter school. Birth to 3 are critical years of social, emotional and cognitive development that ready children for school and beyond. A decade ago, our city made the smart decision to fund universal pre-K for 3 and 4-year-olds. Now we’re building on that success with the recent passage of groundbreaking legislation by the DC Council to invest in comprehensive supports for infants and toddlers, their families and the adults who care for them.

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In Effort To Rein In Child Care Costs, D.C. Set To Expand Subsidies, Cap What Families Pay (WAMU, 08/07/2018)

A sweeping bill that was quietly approved by the D.C. Council earlier this summer is taking aim at one of the biggest expenses for many families in the city: the sky-high cost of child care.

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