Community Gathers to Discuss Importance of Early Childhood Development


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MIDDLETOWN On Saturday, March 29, 2014 Woodrow Wilson Middle School Media Center, eighteen parent leaders and community leaders including Mayor Dan Drew and the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Charles, gathered to kick off the statewide Help Me Grow Campaign with a Community Cafe. The event was hosted by parent leaders who presented the question “What do babies and young children need to become thriving adults?” The guests offered responses that represented common themes such as engaged community providers, nurturing relationships with caretakers, healthy boundary and limit setting, social skills and access to socializations, quality education, health care supports and safe and stable environments.

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