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May 28, 2015

Rep. Aguilar Visits San Bernardino Head Start Classroom

Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) visited a Head Start program at the Baker Family Learning Center in San Bernardino, where he met with teachers and students to discuss improving access to early childhood education and the importance of investing in education from pre-kindergarten through college.

“Head Start empowers children across the nation to succeed and thrive. Over the years, we have seen the difference Head Start makes in children’s lives and it’s clear that we need to continue investing in education from pre-k through college,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “To remain a global competitor in education, especially in the fields of math and science, we must continue to support and improve projects that foster learning and create safe environments for students in all communities across the nation.”

The Head Start program celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. As a student at the University of Redlands, Rep. Aguilar worked as a teacher’s aide for one year, three days a week, where he earned the nickname “Mr. Pete” from his students. Investing in early childhood education and making college more affordable are a few of Rep. Aguilar’s top priorities, which he included in his Jobs Plan that was released last month. It can be read in full here.