“A beautiful idea, and a necessary resource”
Megan from Brooklyn writes:
“My husband has one full-time and 2 part-time jobs, and I have one full-time job, and yet we are still struggling to make ends meet. The thought of the money we’ll spend on day care by the time he can go to public school is incredibly daunting, to say the least. Universal pre-K sounds like a God-send to me.
“Why shouldn’t our children’s formal education start before Kindergarten? We teach our son as much as we can at home during our precious and rare free time with him, but the idea that his education can continue on while we work hard to support our family in this tough economy gives me hope. It’s a beautiful idea, and a necessary resource that all families should have access to. I truly hope this moves forward and that my son and so many other children will benefit from universal pre-K.
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“It would relieve an enormous financial stress”
Hope from Brooklyn says:
“My four-year-old daughter, Georgia [pictured], has a little brother who is almost two. My husband and I are lucky: our children are happy, healthy, and developing normally. They attend a little school in our neighborhood, and they are well taken care of and learning a lot. The only downside is that it costs us $38,000 a year.
“Obviously, if my daughter got a seat in quality, full day pre-k, it would relieve an enormous financial stress on my family – but that is far from the only reason I think pre-k is so important. I know a lot of four year olds, through my daughter. They are curious, and crave knowledge. There is no question in my mind that they should all be in school.”
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