December 1, 2020
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement Applauding Release of Master Plan for Early Learning and Care
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s release of the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care: California for All Kids , a roadmap for building a more equitable, comprehensive early learning and care system in California.
“We know that bold investments early in a child’s life can pay remarkable returns throughout their education and their careers. We applaud the recommendations outlined today that we know can level the playing field and make all the difference for children, such as providing universal preschool and ending disproportionate suspensions for students of color in early care.
“My team looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Governor, the Legislature, practitioners, and members of the philanthropic sector to chart a course to implement the key actions that can support child development and propel every child into a bright future.”Read the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care document (PDF) or via the California for All Kids interactive website .
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Tony Thurmond —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100