notes from Amy
As 2015 draws to a close, we want to thank you for your continued support.
2016 looks to be an exciting year filled with many opportunities to make progress for young children in the commonwealth.
It has never been clearer that the early education and care sector is in need of significant public investment. The workforce is struggling to make ends meet, as are many parents of young children.
As the Losing Ground research report stated back in 2005, “Parents can’t afford to pay, teachers can’t afford to stay, there’s got to be a better way.”
Not much has changed in ten years. We must find a better way.
There are opportunities all around us - at the federal, state, and local levels.
We know that our elected officials want to help and make good decisions. They want to invest in early education. But they also face challenges in finding new, dedicated revenue sources with which to make these investments.
That’s why your advocacy is so important, and will be critical in the months ahead. We must keep sending the message that high-quality early education is essential to the future of the commonwealth.
So, take some time to recharge, refresh and recommit to using your voice. We will need to work together to send a clear message to our elected officials, to make meaningful investments in young children, families, and the early education workforce.
Thank you for your leadership.
Wishing you peace, health and joy in 2016!