Monday, July 8, 2013

Flurry of Press on Child Care During 4th of July Week

Gone the 4th of July week? Here’s a way to catch up on a flurry of press about child care. A front-page two-part series in the Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ) led to several reactions focusing on YoungStar’s impact on improving quality and the challenges of an underfunded child care system. Altogether there were 7 articles, columns, and letters to the editor:

Reporter Doug Erickson’s two-part series:

WSJ Editorial on the YoungStar:
Letter to the editor by Jill Hoiting of Supporting Families Together Association:

Chris Rickert’s column on America’s underfunded child care system:

WECA’s Jeanette Paulson’s letter to the editor:

WCCAA’s Mary Madsen’s letter to the editor:

As we celebrated the values that form America’s foundation in the Declaration of Independence, it’s heartening to see attention on our youngest Wisconsin citizens, and ponder how well we are ensuring their unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Dave Edie

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