Candidate Forum September 4th

Thursday, September 4th-6:30pm
Youngstown sate University, Chesnut Room

As a parent of a young child it is very important that you attend this upcoming groundWorks Candidate Forum. While new brain research shows your child’s brain grows dramatically from birth to age five, and they are learning more now than any other time in their lives, government funding does not adequately support Early Childhood Education programs.

As both a parent of a young child and a professional in the field of Early Childhood Education it is of great concern to me that all of Ohio’s children have access to developmentally appropriate programs. While funding has been increased for at-risk and low income populations, our children are left standing in the gap.

It is proven that lower staff to child ratios are preferred and to achieve optimal ratios, there must be additional funding.

Your child’s Early Care program is laying the foundation for a lifetime of education. Because of the low salaries offered in the field of Early Childhood many degreed teachers move on to other positions. Paying off student loans and continuing to eat is not possible on a salary 50% above the federal  poverty level guidelines.

You may be asking, what can I do? You can attend this upcoming forum to communicate to our legislators that the education of your child is important and that you support their Early Care programs and teachers. Thank you for all you do.

Published in: on August 27, 2008 at 10:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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