Every program that addresses early childhood education and development in Waco relies on private funds and/or funding and direction from local, state, or federal governments. That said, many local thought leaders, decision-makers, and lawmakers are not well informed about early childhood issues.
Early childhood stakeholders are often times not trained and do not have the time to champion the cause locally, let alone at higher levels of government. This committee found itself starting in a year when the legislature was not in session. To that end, they have spent time researching appropriate contacts, upcoming bills, local school issues in an effort to begin this process and share these concerns with local leadership