Some Discovery communities are just starting out when it comes to the idea of a Early Childhood Blueprint; others are ready to unveil their work on the project.
Several members of the CT Early Childhood Alliance were featured in an article that ran Dec. 24, 2009 in the Hartford Courant on the town's early childhood blueprint plan.
Alliance co-chair Merrill Gay was interviewed about one of the potential initiatives of the New Britain Early Childhood Blueprint. The idea is to limit the amount of juice and soda children have access to, helping reduce childhood obesity rates in town.
Did you know that quality early learning can save $175 million a year on corrections costs in Connecticut? Wouldn't that $175 million be better invested in preventing crime by investing in quality programs for children, rather than pay for incarceration? Seems more like a question of being proactive, rather than reactive.