As a former early childhood educator, I know that early childhood education is critical for a child to achieve his/her full potential.
We must do all we can to make sure every child has the opportunity to receive early childhood education. This means urging our elected officials and political candidates to invest in it.
It is wonderful that Chris Van Hollen is running for the U.S. Senate, because he has been a leader on education for years.
Van Hollen knows that giving a strong start to children is essential to closing the achievement gap. That is why he has made investing in early childhood education a priority. As the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, he...