After much research and input on the importance of investing early to produce the greatest benefits for our children and our city, I will soon introduce a resolution that establishes a new goal for the City Council: making voluntary high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s children. The resolution also outlines an initial plan toward achieving this goal.
My committee, which handles education matters, will have its first meeting on the topic on Wednesday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m. in City Council chambers. I encourage you to join us.
Here is some recent news coverage from the Seattle Times, KUOW radio and Comcast newsmakers. You can also read earlier blog posts I wrote that talk about early education here and here.