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Governor’s FY21 Budget Proposal

On Feb. 13, 2019, Governor Dunleavy unveiled his proposed amended budget. The governor is asking that $1.6 billion be cut from the FY 2020 budget,
this includes severe cuts to early education. The governor’s proposal will drastically impact Alaska’s progress in making children and families
a priority.
The Alaska Early Childhood Advocacy Group (AECAG)
is currently working on its public policy plan and funding priorities for 2019 to help ensure all Alaska children start school happy, healthy,
and ready to succeed. 

A recent AECAG petition asked Alaska’s legislature to include critical funding for early education in the FY20 budget. The petition collected more
than 1,100 signatures and was submitted by Sen. Sara Rasmussen on April 16, 2019.

AECAG is comprised of thread, Association for the Education of Young Children Alaska affiliates, Alaska Head Start Association, Alaska Infant Learning Program,
Parents as Teachers State Office, Best Beginnings and All Alaska Pediatric Partnership. AECAG’s priorities focus on quality
early care and learning, strengthening families, and community engagement.

Early Education is on the Line for Our Children (Video)

Resources & Updates

Take Action!

Write your Legislators and ask them to include funding for critical early learning services and supports in the upcoming state

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Your support gives young children and their families the opportunity to succeed in school and life.

Investing in our young children is good for our economy now and in the future.