Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
From birth to age 5, a child’s brain grows faster than any other time in life — making the early years our best opportunity to ensure kids are ready for success in school and in life. Early learning professionals who care for young children are building strong foundations for kids and for our state’s future.
That’s why this month, the Coolidge Public Library will be joining Arizona’s early childhood agency, First Things First, in recognizing the importance of early educators.
This year, more than ever before, we have seen how important trusted, skilled child care providers are to support working families in our communities.
Early educators help lay the foundation to a child’s lifelong journey to learning during some of the most important years. Especially for our community, the early educators in this town go above and beyond to help the children. The educators find ways to provide, assess and observe new outlets to help with their development. Building relationships whether in person or virtually, early educators truly help children feel safe and cared for in a positive environment.
Therefore, those who care for, teach, guide and inspire our young children are essential for our families, our communities and our economy. We all benefit when more kids arrive at school prepared to be successful.
We hope you’ll let Arizona’s early childhood providers, teachers and early learning professionals know that you appreciate them. Visit www.FirstThingsFirst.org/ShareTheCareAZ for ways to say thanks.
Danielle Duran, Library Assistant
Coolidge Public Library