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ERIC Number: ED503152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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Science Paves the Way for Bipartisan Policymaking: Washington State Legislators Find Common Ground on Early Childhood Issues. Perspectives
Ray, Marcy
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
In 2006, the input of scientists, economists, and private industry representatives inspired nearly unparalleled bipartisan support in Washington state for the formation of a Department of Early Learning. This new cabinet-level department consolidates three separate agencies, provides universal preschool for all children in Washington, and establishes a groundbreaking public-private partnership in support of early childhood development. The process by which policymakers garnered bipartisan support, one currently being replicated in nearly a dozen other states, is to use science to inform lawmakers in order to guide wise decision-making.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Identifiers - Location: Washington