Killingly, Conn. — The Northeast School Readiness Council celebrated two years of hard work Tuesday night when it unveiled its Community Plan for Killingly, Plainfield and Putnam young children and their families.
The four-pronged plan addresses education, physical health, mental health and safety for children from birth through age 8 in the three towns, and separate committees were organized to study each issue. The committees included parents and educators. The ultimate goal of the plan was to create “healthy, safe and successful learners.”
Anyone who is paying attention knows that early childhood education is one of the best investments a society can make.
The returns, in terms of life outcomes for at-risk children who attend high-quality preschools, are significantly better than any other intervention society has dreamed up, including remedial education, job training or jail, where far too many kids who get off to a poor start in life end up.
Day care. It's what college used to be.
With the cost of care creeping up to $10,000, $20,000 and even $30,000 a year, it's no wonder why working parents are drowning in day care.
Many parents wonder why they're schlepping on Metro-North or doing an express checkout at work when a huge chunk of their pay goes straight to their 401 (preK): the mini-mortgage that can take years to pay off with the stepchild of student loan debt, credit cards.
The Northeast School Readiness Council, comprised of Killingly, Plainfield, Putnam, and Sterling, will host “A Community Celebration” event on Tuesday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at Killingly High School.