Governor Quinn pushing new early education program

By WEEK Producer

Governor Quinn pushing new early education program

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 11:37 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- One day after his state of the state address, Governor Quinn was pushing his "Birth to Five Initiative" at a Chicago early learning center.

His proposal covers not only early childhood education, but also pre-natal care for mothers, the expansion of Home Visiting programs, parent resource centers and "Innovation Zones".

The aim is to start with the most at-risk children and expand programs to provide quality child care for all.

"The investment in early childhood education has the highest return any government can make anywhere. It brings tremendous results," said Gov. Pat Quinn (D) IL. 

Governor Quinn has not explained how the "Birth to Five Initiative" will be paid for.

That could come when he delivers his budget message to the General Assembly.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.