Firsts are Worth Celebrating!
Last Tuesday evening, CERCLE hosted its first Community Forum on quality affordable child care in Connecticut. Reacting to the drastic changes in the Care 4 Kids subsidies announced in late May, CERCLE and CT Parent Power cosponsored the event bringing together families, child care providers and legislators.
In a quiet room at Hope Child Development Center, Parents impacted by the new requirements shared their stories with state representatives, alderpersons and other families attending to lend support even though the cut would have no effect on their ability to pay for child care services.
While, the forum was a great success for CERCLE as we continue to develop our voice in the early education community, Care 4 Kids families need us to do more now. In the coming weeks, CERCLE will continue to mobilize families, small business providers in the ECE industry, and other stakeholders to speak out against these cuts and their devastating effects on families in underserved communities.
If you would like to help, please consider volunteering. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.