As a longtime early childhood advocate I am encouraged by the conversations we are having in Hartford addressing the economic impact of early childcare. Our policies must be focused on supporting families with young children through an approach that looks also at the dollars and cents involved in children’s success. Here are some of my thoughts on this issue.
As March begins, the legislative session is in full swing — from public hearings on the budget, education and public safety and health issues, to transportation and the environment, we are up and running. I want to thank everyone who has reached out to share their ideas, feedback, thoughts and concerns about the work we are doing in Hartford.
I am delighted to have partnered with the United Way of CT and Child Development Infoline to bring a Legislative Forum to the State Capitol next Tuesday, February 26, featuring the film, Resilience – The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.
I am excited to join my colleagues on the bi-partisan Bioscience Caucus to work together with advocates and industry experts finding sound policies that will support and encourage growth in one of the strongest business industries in the state. I look forward to my first session and exploring options that will make a long lasting impact in our efforts to strengthen our long and short-term goals.
I am excited to announce and support a local project seeking to improve the quality of the water at Johnson’s Beach located in the Short Beach neighborhood. This project has been launched under the direction of the East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) with the support of the Town of Branford, The Civic Association of Short Beach, and Yale University’s School of Public Health.