Connecticut Can’t Open Without Child Care
An excerpt from the CT Mirror’s May 14, 2020 edition:
“The essential work of coordinating services for children and families such as early childhood education programs, summer camps, health care, nutrition are already underway in the 42 towns and cities that make up the Connecticut Children’s Collective, an alliance of local partnerships and children’s councils across the state. Each of these groups needs to be at the table as communities plan for moving forward. From organizing diaper banks and food pantries, to helping local child care providers decide when and if to reopen, we know what’s needed to help parents be able to return to work.
Child care and other programs that provide essential services that allow people to work must have a seat at the table, both locally as long-term recovery committees are forming, and statewide as plans are made for moving forward. While it is an important first step to have Commissioner Beth Bye of the Office for Early Childhood as one of Gov.Lamont’s 40 appointees to the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Committee, more attention is needed to ensure child care supply can meet the demand.”
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