Advocacy in action!

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Photo courtesy of Shosana.

Laura Dailey MAT’17 has been working hard to ensure funding for early childhood education. Her advocacy work, supported by her MATL coursework in Teachers as Agents of Change, led her to form an advocacy committee at Let's Grow Kids and to the publication of her letter to the editor in two different newspapers. Advocacy in action!

Excerpt:

"In Rutland County, where I live, 89 percent of infants likely to need care don't have access to high-quality, regulated child care programs, and 63 percent of infants likely to need care don't have access to any regulated care, according to research by Let's Grow Kids. These percentages are way too high. This is why it's time that our state commits to investing in the early years. We need to change the way we're doing business in Vermont and that's why I signed the petition at www.letsgrowkids.org to show my support for prioritizing kids and increasing public investments in high-quality, affordable child care so every Vermont child has a strong start. Will you join me?"

Read the whole letter in the Manchester journal.