Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Getting serious about early learning?

Ruth 06/26/09

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When Governor Chris Gregoire vetoed early learning for low-income kids out of the state’s new definition of basic education, she pledged to bring a comprehensive early learning plan to the 2010 legislature.

The veto was a blow to early learning advocates, and the Governor quickly received more than 700 emails from disappointed constituents through our Children’s Action Network.

Now, following up on her pledge, the Governor has sent a letter to State Superintendent Randy Dorn and Bette Hyde, director of the state’s Department of Early Learning, asking them to come up with a comprehensive early learning proposal that includes early learning opportunities for all kids from birth to five. The deadline is December 1st—just in time to send something to the legislature.