Childcare Costs Take Center Stage At State Capitol

Rep. Kate Farrar, D-West Hartford, speaks to reporters and advocates Thursday, March 28, 2024, about providing more support for childcare in the state through HB 5002. Photo credit: Jamil Ragland, CTNewsJunkie

‘I hear from families about the childcare crisis in my district and I know I am not alone. The cost is too high, dedicated educators can’t pay their own bills, and depending on where you live in our state, access to care can be impossible,’ said Rep. Kate Farrar, D-West Hartford.

By Jamil Ragland, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Some special guests – a group of six children – joined state legislators, parents, and childcare workers at the state capitol on Thursday to call upon the state to do more to support early childhood care.

“Hello to all you children over here. You’re the future of Connecticut and I hope that we can pass a bill to support you,” said Meredith Shay, CEO of Colchester netting manufacturer InCord, to the gathered children who waited patiently as the news conference proceeded.

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