Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and officials from Univision gathered in East Harlem on Tuesday to announce a multi-year partnership focusing on early childhood education.
Univision, the Clinton Foundation, and Next Generation teamed up to create the Young and Valuable project. It will use Univision's platforms to help families improve vocabulary and language development in their young children.
The officials were joined by Mayor de Blasio and community members for a roundtable discussion about the education issues facing Hispanic families.
"We start with the recognition that too many children are behind by the time they get to school,” said Clinton. “Our Spanish language partnership will help Hispanic parents, grandparents and caregivers help to get their own children ready for school."
"For our English Language Learners, reaching them early has the double impact of the great advantages of early childhood education in general and the opportunity to teach dual language at the point when children are like sponges,” said de Blasio.
Univision says their network reaches approximately 96 percent of U.S. Hispanic households with televisions.