CT Voices for Children produced this analysis on the Appropriations budget.
Maggie Adair was interviewed April 12 by WNPR's Ray Hardman for Morning Edition. The five-minute interview focused on the Week of the Young Child, what children in Connecticut need to help make them successful and the creation of a Department of Early Education and Child Development. Maggie credited Governor Dannel Malloy for his interest in investing in early care and education and Sen. Beth Bye for her continued hard work on the subject.
On April 11, Hartford Courant reporter (and a photographer) attended the New Britain Board of Education meeting and covered the protest by New Britain parents (organized by Alliance co-chair Merrill Gay, New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative) to fight cuts to all-day kindergarten. The photographer spent some time prior to the meeting taking photos of families making signs and preparing for the march from the YWCA to the board building.
On April 11, the New Britain Herald met and interviewed Alliance co-chair Merrill Gay and concerned New Britain parents who are fighting to save all-day kindergarten in New Britain. The group made signs and marched to the school board meeting to let their feelings be known.
On April 11, WFSB Channel 3's Hallie Jackson met with New Britain parents and Merrill Gay, Alliance co-chair/director of New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative, to put together a story on the school board's decision to cut all-day kindergarten in the city to make up for an anticipated budget shortfall.
On April 11, NBC Connecticut's Lauren Petty headed to New Britain to sit down with Merrill Gay, Alliance co-chair and director of the New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative, to discuss the school board's decision to cut all-day kindergarten from its budget.