Imagine 10,000 letters being delivered to President Obama at the White House to thank him for his bold proposal on expanding pre-k across the country.
That’s the project that the National Women’s Law Center is working on, encouraging early education advocates to write to the president. Center officials say they want to let the president know that he was heard. The center will pick a date to deliver the letters and take pictures of the event. Willing writers can submit their letters here.
“The President’s plan does three incredibly important things,” the law center explains here. “It expands voluntary home visiting programs that support and educate parents, increases availability of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers and gives all children in low- and moderate-income families access to high-quality prekindergarten programs.”
Now that the word is out, the project has grown bigger. Letters and artwork made by children, parents and providers have been pouring in from around the country. The delivery to the White House is likely to include closer to 30,000 letters – as well as some ambitious art projects, including a four-foot tall dream catcher.