WJAC TV: Week of the young child aims to showcase the importance of early childhood education

“Two mayors in Centre County proclaimed all this week, the week of the young child. After hearing from advocates about just how important an early childhood education is, the mayors of State College and Bellefonte made those proclamations.

Even though this is only a week of awareness, those who are behind the cause said this is just the start. They are on a mission to make sure every child in the state of Pennsylvania has access to a quality educational experience early on.

“Well we really only have about one space for every six children and this is what we really want to do is expand access to make sure all children have access to whichever kind of program they want to go to but we always want to guarantee that those programs are high-quality,” Wendy Whitesell, of Penn State Children’s Programs, said.”

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