Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today hailed the up to $60 million federal grant that Washington state will receive to increase access to high-quality early education programs. Washington is one of nine states to be awarded the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.
"I know how important support for early childhood education is," Larsen said. "My wife worked for a local non-profit actively involved in early childhood development. She made sure I understood its importance. With this grant, Washington will not only serve its families, but will serve as a model for the nation as we improve early childhood education for all Americans."