Early Education

The Catholic religion has long regarded the education of children, both in Catholic schools and in the family, as a foundation for religious, spritual and community-focus life. Catholic schools work to educate the total person: preschoolersthe intellectual, physical, affective, social, moral, aesthetic and religious. Catholic Canon law states that the faithful are to consider schools as of great importance, since they are the principal means of helping parents to fulfill their role in the educatino of the child. "Parents...are obliged and enjoy the right to educate their offspring; Catholic parents also have the duty and the right to select those means and institutions through which they can provide more suitably for the Catholic education of their children." (Canon 793)

MCC Legislative Action

Early Education Testimony (pdf)