Director, Catherine Vanicky, and Program Coordinator, Jackie Valle, pose for a photo at the end of their zoom meeting with Governor Ned Lamont, OEC Commissioner Beth Bye, and Merrill Gay, Executive Director at Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.

Cathie and Jackie discussed the staffing crisis currently facing the Early Childhood community and advocated for additional funding for teaching staff across the state in hopes that it brings in new qualified teachers into the workforce.