Voters in Cincinnati and Dayton passed separate initiatives on election day expanding access to preschool in their communities. Cincinnati residents voted to increase property taxes to ensure 6000 additional 3 and 4-year-old children will benefit from preschool. Voters in Dayton increased income taxes to fund preschool for all 4-year-olds in their community.
“While candidates for president and all types of elected office talked about the importance of affordable child care on the campaign trail, Ohioans took the issue into their own hands and won game-changing victories that will create a brighter future for thousands of children a year,” Ethan Rome, executive director of the Child Care and Early Learning Action Hub, said in a statement.
While the funding mechanisms differ throughout the country, local communities continue to recognize the value of preschool.
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