Living in South Carolina, I notice how deplorably we serve our poor children. Many live in downtrodden areas, live in dilapidated homes, and--most importantly--attend schools or child care centers that are underfunded and lacking in professionalism.
Many states--including mine--should investigate Oklahoma City's Educare system. As a network focused on providing early childhood care and development to disadvantaged families, it tackles the most pressing problem facing schools today: insufficiency of quality resources and educational availability.
I think it's highly unlikly a government-sponsored program like this will every make its way here in South Carolina. We are far to polarized politically on the issue of early childhood.
We'll see, though, what happens once Governor Sanford has finished his term--he never was a big fan of public education let alone publically expanded early childhood education for poverty stricken children.