The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is disappointed that the bill to create an Office of Early Childhood was never called for a vote, given the leadership of the governor, broad bi-partisan support in the legislature, and overwhelming support of parents and the early childhood community. We’re concerned about the uncertainty the failure to enact this bill creates. We remain committed to the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated early childhood system that works for children and families.
Often around this time of year, the term “The Week of the Young Child” begins to spring from the lips of early childhood providers, advocates and parents. Events and programs are planned and social media is abuzz with early childhood facts and inspirational quotes. But what exactly IS The Week of the Young Child?