Weekly News - August 22, 2016

September Alliance Meeting

Our next Alliance meeting will be Thursday, September 1, at the Graustein Memorial Fund, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.   

Early Childhood Affordability, Teacher Compensation in the Media Spotlight   

The New York Times and Bloomberg have both taken on the issue of affordable child care this weekend and last week, PBS Newshour addressed teacher compensation and how many educators, including those who have degrees, cannot make ends meet without government assistance or a second job. 
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Weekly News - August 15, 2016

Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor Leaving OEC 

MyraThe CT Early Childhood Alliance would like to take a moment to thank Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor for her dedication to Connecticut's young children as the first commissioner of the state's Office of Early Childhood. We wish you the best in your future endeavors. Dr. Jones-Taylor will leave her post as Commissioner effectiveSeptember 1. To read more about her departure, see articles in CT MirrorHartford Courant and CT NewsJunkie. Click HERE to read the Governor's press release.  

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Weekly News - August 1, 2016

No August Alliance Meeting  

There will be no meeting of the Alliance membership in August. We will resume with our monthly meetings in September (9/1). Watch for more details in the coming weeks. 

Federal Children's Budget Webinar on August 4 

Child Care Aware® of America will co-host a webinar with First Focus on Thursday, August 4, at 1 p.m., to discuss the children’s budget. The webinar will include:

  • The status of the FY 2017 appropriations process, and
  • A summary of First Focus's 2016 Children's Budget

The presenters for the webinar will be Jay Nichols, Director, Federal Policy and Governmental Affairs with CCAoA, and John Monsif, Vice President, Government Relations with First Focus.

Webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Click HERE to register. 

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