"Yeah, you and his school are really helping him."
"You know, you lucked out with his teacher."
"I know!" I replied. "She's been working with kids for 35 years."
"Oh, wow. She's really into her kids."
"I know, I'm so thankful for her."
Lillian, my sons' teacher at his Early Headstart Program is a godsend.
She consistently works on helping Equis with his cognitive, physical and speech development She's taken the time to incorporate activities that address his needs into the curriculum, and she tells me that she's spent all weekend thinking about his hearing problem.
This kind of attention makes a difference in my son's life and in mine. I am eternally grateful for her and for the program that makes her work possible.
Frighteningly, funding for New York City child care and after-school programs like the one that's helping my son is cut every year. It's so important for parents to come together to speak out on behalf of these programs and our children.
1. Send an electronic letter!
Thankfully, we have some help in the Citizens Committee for Children of New York, which already created a sample letter. All you have to do is sign your name.
2. Post this as your Facebook status!
YOU can help save child care and after-school! Tell Mayor Bloomberg, the City Budget Office, your City Council Member and other elected officials that they must save child care and after-school for over 47,000 children! It is easy--just click here! http://bit.ly/Zy9qR2
3. Tweet this!
Click here to urge City leaders to save child care and after-school! #Campaign4Children http://bit.ly/Zy9qR2
Whether or not you are a parent, please support NYC children like mine by taking these E-actions today!
This post is also linked to Thankful Thursday and Thought Provoking Thursday.