Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)and the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions and School of Education, hosted a conversation about early-in-life disparities in the United States and ideas for addressing them. Authors Ajay Chaudry, Taryn Morrissey, and Christina Weiland discussed their new book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality, which offers a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy that diagnoses the obstacles to early learning and development and charts a path to opportunity for all children. Keynote addresses were given by Sen. Margaret Hassan and Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The event also featured a panel of national and local experts focusing on the issues of family leave and early child care and education.