Child care: Words that strike fear into the hearts of most working parents, and it’s a challenge the 3rd Street Alliance for Women and Children understands. A Sept. 6 roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Susan Wild addressed legislation she is proposing to help working parents. The Child Care for Working Families Act would make it possible for all working families to access quality and affordable child care. Wild said, “No one family would pay more than 7 percent of their income [for child care]”
3rd Street Alliance is a human service agency providing early childhood education for children Pre-K-sixth grade. It also provides services for homeless women and families.
The Alliance also celebrated the grand opening of its classroom expansion project. This expansion took the defunct pool area and transformed it into three state of the art classrooms; Two will be used for pre-K and one is for toddlers. There are also two offices for staff. The new wing is named the Mittman-Welken Wing.
This area will serve even more local families by providing high quality child care and no-cost early childhood education through the Pa Pre-K Counts initiative. Wild supports Start Strong Pa and universal Pre-K programs.
Wild pointed out that “Childcare is a societal issue, The Child Care for Working Families Act is pro-parents, pro-businesses and pro-family.”
Press photos by Jenn Rago Congresswoman Susan Wild and Pre-K for Pa. Campaign Partner Kimberly Early discuss the new “pool to school” Pre-K classrooms at 3rd St. Alliance
Easton Mayor Sal Panto speaks to guests gathering for the ribbon cutting of the new Mittman-Welken wing at Third St. Alliance
Children attending programs at 3rd St. Alliance help cut the ribbon to the new wing with 3 state of the art classrooms.
Congresswoman Susan Wild helps some very eager children at the Sept. 6 ribbon-cutting that followed the round table discussion regarding child care.