President Obama’s State of the Union speech in January 2014 echoes our findings at Orange Children & Parents Together –that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education. Head Start is the foundation of Orange Children & Parents Together and we know that our students are more likely to graduate from high school after they exit our program, and they are more likely to attend college and secure longtime employment. Our programs and services provide quality education as well as support services that reduce child mortality due to our health screenings and quality treatment referrals. The president championed a call to action for Congress to support high-quality preschool. You can support OCPT by joining our Giving Hands Club, or keeping yourself informed about issues in early childhood education for low income children. Continue reading here for more analysis about the political landscape of supporting education for young children.