Sunday, June 13, 2021

Letters

What We Need

It’s no secret that affordable childcare is hard to attain for many Connecticut residents. This is not new issue; it’s something we have faced for a very long time without resolution. The recent pandemic has only exacerbated an already-difficult situation. Without assistance, it is estimated that as many as 50 percent of childcare centers could be closed by the end of the year, making an impossible situation for working parents, and especially single parents.

Christine Goupil, a working mother, is dedicated to improving equity, environment, and economy. She understands that to create a more equitable community, we must have affordable quality childcare available for all working parents. Furthermore, Christine is an ardent supporter of universal pre-K education. She has stated that it “is critical to eliminating our state’s long-standing inequities in public education and finally closing the learning gap.”

As someone who works for a non-profit that is dedicated to helping youth succeed, I have seen firsthand the benefits of pre-K education. Our children’s future, and our state’s future, depend on providing children with the education and tools to help them succeed from a very early age.

Christine’s priorities are solidly in line with what we need in Hartford to improve our communities. I encourage your readers to vote Goupil in November and together we can make a change.

Ayelet Chozick
Clinton