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Clinton and Emanuel Promote Early Childhood Education

Clinton and Emanuel Promote Early Childhood Education

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Former President Bill Clinton has joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to push for better access to early childhood education.

Clinton and Emanuel toured the Metropolitan Family Services Early Learning and Wellness Center in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Friday.

In a news release, Emanuel says the city has committed $36 million over three years to early childhood education. The mayor’s office says that will help provide programming for an additional 5,000 Chicago children.

The increased funding comes at a time when federal money for Head Start programs has been cut.

Metropolitan Family Services provides full-day early learning and pre-kindergarten as well health services for families.

Emanuel says “Early learning provides a lasting foundation for our children.”

Clinton stresses the importance of reaching kids at an early age through his foundation.

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