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US: Jennifer Garner lobbies for early childhood education

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Sager, Jessica
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13 Mar 2018
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Jennifer Garner showed her support for Save the Children with a trip to Washington.

The actress visited an Anacostia, Washington, D.C., early childhood education center on Monday, The Washington Post reported.

Garner, 45, documented her visit on Instagram.

“I was reminded of the magic of #Headstart and #EarlyHeadstart on today’s visit to #Educare in Washington D.C with @savethechildren,” she wrote alongside a video and photos with students. “75% of the families at this preschool/pre-K/daycare have household incomes at or below $9000 year! In Metropolitan D.C.! In these bright, cheerful, happily chaotic classrooms you’d never know– kids were too busy learning and growing, not to mention showing me the ropes.”

The “Peppermint” star also testified at a closed hearing of the Senate Finance Committee.

Mark Shriver, senior vice president of Save the Children’s programs and advocacy department, tweeted a photo of Garner speaking at the hearing.

“Great morning with my friend and @SavetheChildren trustee Jennifer Garner testifying before the Senate Finance Committee with @SenatorMenendez, @OrrinHatch, @SenatorTimScott and later, @RonWyden on the importance of #homevisiting programs like #MIECHV. #InvestInKids,” he wrote.

Garner previously spoke to Congress as an early childhood education advocate in March 2017 and February 2016.

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