CLC participated in #morningwithoutchildcare on Wednesday, March 8, along with early learning programs, parents and community members across the state as part of an initiative from Childcare for Connecticut’s Future.
The morning was designed to send a message to lawmakers that we need childcare that works for everyone and teachers need to be paid a living wage.
Sherita Little Bald Eagle is the Policy Council Chairperson for Head Start. She is sharing why fixing the childcare system is so important for her family:
My name is Sherita and this is my son Edin .
We are here today in support for CLC and childcare In general.
We were initially referred by my son’s pediatrician, because of his speech delay. I didn’t know what to expect and was hesitant to send my son.
But after two years, CLC has been the positive change my son and I needed. During this time I was unemployed and without a support system today I am happy to announce I have two jobs. It is most definitely hands down, thanks to the support we receive from CLC.
Not only has Edin exceeded our expectations, in his vocabulary, growth and overall development, but continues to thrive and engage with his peers at CLC.
CLC has been a wonderful experience, and it’s all thanks to the dedication and commitment from our educators, providers & staff at CLC.
I hope my testimony is heard loud and clear by Connecticut lawmakers to #Fixchildcare!
I would like to end with a quote from Chief Sitting Bull, “Let us put our minds together and see what life, we can make for our children.“
Thank you for this opportunity to let my voice be heard.
Early child care workers rally for livable wages and more centers in Connecticut, Connecticut Public Radio
Hundreds rally statewide for more investments in CT’s child care system: ‘It’s not enough’, CT Insider (a Hearst Publication that includes the Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time)
‘It really is a crisis.’ Child care workers rally for more state funding, News12 Connecticut