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ERIC Number: EJ808229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Babies and the Ballot Box: Lessons from the Ohio Early Care and Education Campaign
McClung, Lori; Egbert, Marcia
Zero to Three, v26 n6 p26-28 Jul 2006
Lessons learned from the Ohio Early Care and Education Campaign can help other states craft effective messages about the importance of investing in early childhood initiatives. Important legislative activity that is likely to occur over the next year at both the state and federal level, such as the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (2007) and the reauthorization of Head Start and Early Head Start, will provide opportunities to educate candidates and elected officials on the importance of investing in young children. Research demonstrates that voters support programs and initiatives that are comprehensive and focus on the whole child; that are universally available to all children and provide parents with choices; and that are backed with empirical evidence. Furthermore, the tone of the message is just as important as the content and should emphasize the positive outcomes of early childhood initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001