Last Friday, the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance recognized State Representative Marilyn Giuliano (R-23) as a "Children's Champion" for ushering legislation aimed at improving outcomes for young children, taking special interest in the issues facing young children, and engaging with advocates on early childhood issues. She was commended for her continual work making Connecticut a better place for children to live and grow.
“It is an incredible honor to be named a ‘Children’s Champion’ and to stand among these distinguished community leaders and elected officials who share my strong commitment to early childhood issues,” said Giuliano.
Awards were presented to Giuliano and 22 other state legislators at the State Capitol. The room was packed with over 50 parents, early childhood advocates and activist leaders from across the state.
Giuliano received this award for her efforts to promote early childhood issues both locally in her profession and at the State Capitol.
"Rep. Giuliano was chosen as a 2012 Children’s Champion for demonstrating a strong level of commitment to early childhood through leadership on policy issues during the 2012 legislative session, and active involvement on local early childhood initiatives," said Maggie Adair, Executive Director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide membership and advocacy organization committed to improving developmental outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security for children ages birth to eight. They have member organizations which employ over 3,000 Connecticut residents and provide care and education for nearly 20,000 children.
“I want to thank the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for holding this annual event to recognize those who are focused on such an important job for our children’s and our state’s future,” said Rep. Giuliano.
Giuliano serves as the Ranking Member of the Education Committee and dedicates much of her time to issues involving youth programs, children’s issues and education.
Editor's Note: Giuliano serves the communities of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and the southern portion of Westbrook.