While the presidential election typically dominates the conversation, federal Senate and House seats, as well as all seats in state and local elections are incredibly crucial because they affect young children, their families and child care providers. In this blog are a few tips for exercising your right to vote and maximizing your participation in the election to benefit the early childhood field.
Several parents have told us that when looking for their child’s next school they will only consider programs that provide meals because of the convenience, nutritional aspects and their child’s varied palate and how well they eat at our program thanks to spoonFULL.
“Early childhood educators get forgotten quite a bit and it saddens me to my core… Early childhood educators are people too. We’re educators too, and we’re struggling to be seen.”
CCSA COVID-19 Relief Fund receives requests for more than $1.5 million from North Carolina child care programs
North Carolina child care programs received more than $135,000 in grants from the Child Care Services Association (CCSA) COVID-19 Relief Fund Phase II.
“I’m very fortunate because I am an essential worker and I’ve been working since day one, and we are lucky that no one has gotten sick,” said Melissa (Missy) Hamrick, director of Cleveland County’s Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University.
CCSA worked with Yale University Child Study Center to reach child care providers in N.C. The study found no differences in COVID-19 outcomes were observed between workers who continued to provide in-person care for young children and those who did not. Learn more here.