Monday, April 28, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Conference (HIPPY) in Washington, DC. Clinton helped bring the group to Arkansas, and HIPPY is currently active in DC and 21 states. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the group, she stressed the importance of early childhood education. She said, “It is now wonderful to see so many people in so many walks of life talking about early childhood, talking about the importance of parents, particularly mothers, as a child’s first teacher, and you’re a big part of that. The reason that so many – from elected officials to economists to education experts all over the country – are finally catching on is because the evidence has become so compelling.”
A full video will be posted when/if available.
Photo and News Source: US News & World Report
Video Source: YouTube