Early-childhood advocates alarmed at growth of online preschool programs

October 12, 2018

The petition posted by Defending the Early Years and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood asserts that “virtual preschool may save states money, but it’s at the expense of children and families.” It also ends with a plea for universal preschool programs: “All children deserve high quality early education, and we call on local, state, and federal agencies and policymakers to reject online preschools and invest in fully-funded, relationship-based, universal prekindergarten programs with proven long-term benefits.”

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