Congressman Schiff believes that we must ensure adequate funding and make early education available to all, including those children whose parents cannot afford preschool or decent childcare. Not only does early education help to prepare kids for school, but it also ensures that our nation has the flexible and innovative minds needed for future economic growth.
Since 1965, Head Start has helped more than 18 million low-income pre-school children with a wide range of important early educational and health services. Head Start establishes a solid foundation for our children's education. In May 2007, Schiff voted for, and the House passed, the Improving Head Start Actto reauthorize and improve Head Start. He continues to be a strong advocate for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.