Olympians and Paralympians Visit Capitol Hill to Stress Importance of Early Learning and Care
A panel of Olympians and Paralympians urged Congress to invest in high-quality early education and care
Five Champions for America’s Future members participated in a Capitol Hill panel discussion about how high-quality early childhood programs can help get more children “in the game” and prepare them for success in school and life.
The panel featured Olympic short-track speed skating bronze medalist Allison Baver, three-time Olympic freestyle skier Tracy Evans, four-time Paralympic long jump silver medalist Lex Gillette, Olympic bobsled gold medalist Steve Mesler, who moderated, and four-time Olympic luger Cameron Myler.
Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX), co-chair of the Congressional Pre-K Caucus, and Representative David Reichert (R-WA), co-chair of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, offered remarks at the event, a full recap of which may be found here.