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Cradle to Kindergarten

Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Dr. Ajay Chaudry presented and discussed Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Co-authored by Dr. Taryn Morrissey and Dr. Christina Weiland, and now being released in its second edition, their book presents a comprehensive, research-driven plan to invest in early-childhood education. The 2021 edition is updated with newly revised proposals and cost estimates that incorporate what they learned working with several state leaders on developing cradle-to-kindergarten plans and are responsive to the current political and policy moment. Their proposals include a federal child care guarantee, universal early education starting at age 3, and reforming Head Start to expand the program to more younger children and enhance the services provided to better meet the needs of families living in areas of concentrated poverty.