WE MUST BEGIN SOMEWHERE
Segregation exists in our child care centers. High quality early education programs are out of reach for many families. Even with subsidized child care, the rates at many centers are simply too high for struggling families. Children most in need of quality early education are not able to access it.
The Playing Field offers the highest level of early care and education to children from varied socio-economic backgrounds.
“Providing families of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds access to the same high-quality early childhood education gives those children, full of potential, the opportunity to learn from each other rather than internalizing the ’way the world works’ through misleading cues like segregation.”
-Poverty, Diversity, and the Preschool Classroom
“A national report shows that children of color face enormous barriers to educational and financial achievement — with Wisconsin ranking last in the disparity between white children and their non-white peers.”
-Mike Ivey, The Cap Times