BOISE — Advocates for state-funded pre-kindergarten programs brought their case to the Idaho Capitol building Wednesday. Idaho is one of six U.S. states that doesn’t fund pre-K, said Beth Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is the executive director of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AYEC), which sponsored Wednesday’s Early Learning Legislative Day event. “We want our Idaho lawmakers to understand the importance of investing in early learning,” Oppenheimer said. “And we want all children to have that opportunity.”

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