In this edition, a Seattle Times Op-Ed features Children’s Alliance’s Executive Director Paola Maranan as she urges Congress to keep child care and employment program Working Connections alive for 36,000 families in the state. Also, Head Start founder and Children’s Alliance supporter Jule Sugarman completed his life in Seattle at 83 after decades of advocating for equity in education and advancing the structures that prevent kids from slipping through the cracks today.
Opinion | What Congress can still do for kids: keep them safe while parents work | Seattle Times | 11-07-2010
- With Working Connections, working parents contribute a $75 monthly co-pay to keep their kids in child care. Without it, the out-of-pocket cost of $1,000 a month would cancel out their earnings...If Congress doesn't renew these funds this year, Gov. Chris Gregoire has said that Working Connections would suffer even deeper cuts. The consequences would extend well past our current recession.
- Jule Sugarman dies | Washington Post | 11-04-2010
- Jule Sugarman, a public administrator whose skill at navigating the federal bureaucracy made him a key figure in founding the Head Start early-education program, died of cancer Nov. 2 at his home in Seattle. He was 83.
- UPDATED: Jule Sugarman, dies, Pres. Alki Community Council, architect of Project Head Start under Johnson | West Seattle Herald / White Center News | 11-03-2010
- Jule worked for several major federal agencies where he served in top administrative positions. In 1962, he played a significant role in the “war on poverty” during the Johnson administration. He worked with Sargent Shriver, where he helped to create and administer the Head Start program from its inception in 1964 thru 1970. This program, especially, has proven to be one of our country’s most significant social programs.
- Jerry Large | Jerry Large: The science of healthy children | Seattle Times | 11-07-2010
- At a Thursday symposium called "Applying the Science of Early Childhood Development to State Policy and Practice: A Case for Action and a Call for Innovation," speaker after speaker made the point that the science grows more compelling every day, and we need to act on it now.