On Monday, February 10th, RCN’s Lynn Lubecki and Nancy Consol travelled to Albany with a group of local members of the statewide coalition, Winning Beginning New York, to inform policy makers about the benefits of quality early care and learning. They met with Assembly Members Harry Bronson, Mark Johns, and Senator Ted O’Brien as well as aides Richard Conti, Becky Merril, Kyle Ketcham, Nick Thony, Nichole Malec, and Beth Kempter to discuss increasing the investment in Universal Childcare and Afterschool programs, universal access of high quality, full-day Pre-Kindergarten, Early Intervention, and Home Visiting programs. Each of these programs is evidence based, proven to increase child learning outcomes. Investment in quality early learning and intervention saves tax dollars over the long haul.
To become more familiar with the issues discussed, go to: http://www.winningbeginningny.org/advocacy/documents/wbny_legislativeagenda_2014_001.pdf