"You can have the best training, but if you don’t have child care you can’t go to work. You can have available jobs, but if you don’t have a healthy foundation you won’t be qualified to work down the road..."
"If we really want babies to get a healthy start and promote early brain development, we need our youngest children to be in the hands of individuals who have the training and knowledge to care for little people. "
"What happens before a child ever enters kindergarten is the single most effective strategy to ensure success in third grade—a pivotal point in the educational journey and key predictor of future success..."
"When parents are not eligible for publicly funded child care, but cannot afford high private pay rates, they seek lower paying jobs, request less hours in their job, or drop out of the workforce to stay home..."
"Requiring us to participate in the SUTQ program with deadlines to meet. causes added hours for my staff, increase
in payroll, and added expense for supplies and yet you are going to take the funding away that we will use to meet these requirements."