Dear Governor Perdue,
Please don’t forget us. We are the more than 650,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers in North Carolina. As an educator, you know how important our early childhood years are. You know that the actual structure and wiring of our brains is dependent on the experiences we have now. You championed us during your campaign. We need you to champion us again. You’ve traveled the state talking about education, but you didn’t mention us. Have you forgotten that the education process begins at birth?
Voters support us. They say funding for early childhood education should continue to be a top priority even in a difficult budget year. We need you to support us too. We need your voice.
–North Carolina’s Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers