Statement From Mark Shriver In Support Of South Carolina's Efforts To Develop Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Sytem

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 20, 2014) — Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network, issued the following statement praising a coalition of South Carolina policy leaders who today unveiled the 2015 Early Childhood Common Agenda for South Carolina, a comprehensive plan to implement an early childhood education system for children 0-5 years old.

“Save the Children Action Network is proud to join the statewide coalition of leaders who are working to ensure all children have access to high-quality early education. The recommendations outlined in this year’s Early Childhood Common Agenda are a tremendous framework for how South Carolina can implement the policies needed to build early childhood programs that provide all its kids a strong start to life."

“Research consistently shows that early childhood education is the most cost-effective investment we can make in our youngest generation. Save the Children Action Network applauds the organizations that have created the Early Childhood Common Agenda,and we are committed to working with them to ensure high-quality early childhood education programs are accessible to all children living in the Palmetto State.”

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About Save the Children Action Network
Founded by Save the Children in 2014, Save the Children Action Network is a new organization dedicated to mobilizing Americans around a commitment that cannot wait — investing in early childhood now. Established to expand Save the Children's capacity to transform young lives, Save the Children Action Network engages our government, businesses, partner organizations and supporters to take bold action and to hold our elected leaders accountable for the youngest, and too often forgotten, global citizens — our children.

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