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Message from the Child Care and Early Learning Coalition

Message from the Child Care and Early Learning Coalition Dear Supporters, As an early childhood advocate, you know how important the federal budget is to sustaining critical early childhood education programs. To make sure that the FY 2011 federal budget includes the funds that these programs need to support children and families, the early childhood community is joining forces to contact the White House. On Wednesday and Thursday, December 9th and 10th, advocates from across the country will contact the White House to ask them to increase funding for early childhood programs in the 2011 budget. So why contact the Obama administration now? The administration is currently working on its budget recommendations for the next fiscal year and we need to make sure that early childhood programs are prioritized. The President’s budget sends a signal to Congress on what should be the top investments in the next budget cycle --- ultimately setting the blueprint for what gets in the budge