Summertime means a break from work – even for elected officials, though they tend to spend their summer breaks visiting voters in their home districts. For a few elected officials, summer 2017 meant a visit to their local KinderCare to see firsthand what great early childhood education centers look like. Here are a few of the visits that took place.
Collegeville, Penn. – Congressman Ryan Costello, a federal representative, visited the Collegeville KinderCare to say hello to Center Director Jaylee Ferreri and her teachers. Each class made a special card for the Congressman to hang up in his office in D.C.
Naperville, Ill. – Congressman Bill Foster stopped by Jennifer Kubek’s KinderCare center to see what high quality ECE looks like. The moment Congressman Foster arrived he jumped right in to the daily routine, joining play time in the infant room, art in transitional kindergarten, and answering the many questions children had.
Overland Park, Kan. – Congressman Kevin Yoder, a federal representative, visited the Overland Park KinderCare to promote the PACE act, which he is a co-sponsor of. The bipartisan PACE Act will amend the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, to make the credit refundable, increase the rate for the credit, and require the dollar amounts for such credit to be adjusted for inflation after 2017. (Learn more about the proposed bill here.) Congressman Yoder hosted a roundtable discussion about the bill with parents and local ECE advocates at our center. He requested a visit to this center specifically while talking with some of our Government Relations team about the bill in Washington, D.C.