Partnerships with lawmakers are essential to furthering CCRC’s mission of helping children and families thrive. A pair of legislators recently toured CCRC early care and learning spaces to experience the environment for themselves.
California State Senator Caroline Menjivar visited our Head Start classroom in Pacoima to read a story to children and State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo visited a Family Child Care Home in Granada Hills.
Pilar Schiavo Representing the 40th California Assembly District, which includes parts of the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita. Senator Menjivar represents California’s 20th district, which includes much of the San Fernando Valley. The story time happened at the Miguel Montes Head Start Center in Pacoima with Senator Menjivar.
The goal of the story time was to connect with children by celebrating reading. Menjivar chose to read a book called “It’s Okay To Be Different” by Todd Parr. The children were engaged and attentive and really enjoyed the story time.
“Our Government Relations team was excited to host Senator Menjivar and Assemblywoman Schiavo at CCRC locations to show them the value of early care and education,” said CCRC Government Relations Specialist Yvonne Perez. “They heard directly from teachers and child care providers about why they do this work and the struggles they are facing. As new legislators in the San Fernando Valley, they got a chance to see the programs firsthand and how beneficial these programs are for families in their districts.”
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