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Connecticut Children's Collective

Morning Without Childcare

On March 15th, childcare professionals, teachers, advocates, parents, and children gathered in seven locations across the state to advocate for $700 million dollars to help save the struggling childcare system in Connecticut. In Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Stamford, Stratford, and Waterbury folks stepped up to make sure their voice was heard and to stand in solidarity to bring attention to the fact that without immediate intervention and an influx of money from the state legislator, the childcare system that was already flawed, will become damaged to the point where it is beyond repair. This day of action was captured by many different news sources, which goes to show, that this is a bi-partisan issue that effects all families in Connecticut.

What Can you do to help? Go to Childcare for Connecticut’s Future and check out all the advocacy resources they offer– and then sign the petition to make sure the governor hears from as many people as possible that we need to fix our childcare system!

Below are links to news stories from across the state– please share widely!

Rallies Happening Across CT to Bring Attention to Crisis in Childcare- News Channel 8/wtnh.com

Some Childcare Centers in Conn. Open Later Today for Rallies for Better Pay- NBCConnecticut

Child care workers hold rallies across Connecticut asking state lawmakers for $700 million in funding- News 12 CT

Rallies held in multiple cities to call for more investment in childcare– WFSBChannel 3 CT

Childcare Walk-Out, Rally Readied- New Haven Independent

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