Hear from practitioners about how the current state of early ed and out of school care funding impacts the workforce, and threatens our economic strength across the Commonwealth.
“I am a dedicated worker and I do not make enough to survive.”
Louisa Perez Jimenez, Merrimack YMCA
“My dedication and love I have for this job and the children could not be written down. It [hurts] to say that if another job that will pay more so I can afford my rent and other necessities, I will take that position. Please don’t let that be the reason I leave.”
Anthony Pitterson, For Kids Only, Peabody
“Tell me you’re joking. I could get better pay at McDonalds!”