NGA to Coordinate National Child Welfare Effort

The National Governors Association will work with five states—Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana and Rhode Island—to expand access to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) for children through third grade.

Research shows that high-quality ECE supports children’s learning and development and has a positive return on investment. High-quality ECE programs also can improve children’s academic performance, build strong social and cognitive skills, reduce the cost of K-12 special education, increase long-term earning potential and lower health and criminal justice costs.

Selected states will receive support to develop and carry out plans focused on one or more specific state policy priorities.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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