Thursday, October 1, 2020

Hillary Clinton Launches Education Initiative for Latino Children

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On Tuesday morning, former Secretary of State and expected 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, began her Too Small to Fail charitable initiative, at an East Harlem, New York classroom.  The initiative is focused on urging Latino parents to read and sing to their children to help develop their language skills.

“Every child — every single child — in our country deserves to have a fair chance to live up to his or her God-given potential,” Clinton said.

This initiative is a multi-year partnership between the Clinton Foundation and Spanish media giant Univision, and is expanding on Univision’s award-winning education initiative, Es el momento.

The first campaign in the Clinton-Univision partnership is titled Pequeños y Valiosos which will include public-service announcements on Univision encouraging Latino parents to help their preschool children better develop their language skills. “The evidence is overwhelming that you’re literally building brain cells when you talk to your child, when you sing to your child,” Clinton said.

According to a report by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, about a quarter of all babies and toddlers in the U.S. are Latino, but these kids are half as likely to have family members read to them and a third less likely to have songs sung to them than white, non-Latino children.

 

Washington Post