New early childhood education initiative underway in Chicago

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A new campaign is underway to provide early childhood education in Chicago.

It’s a plan its backers call the key to college.

Getting their children into quality, full-time day care or learning programs is often out of reach for young working parents. Waiting lists, fees and co-pays prove to be too big of a challenge for some.

This is why working parents, neighborhood organizations and unions are launching a new campaign known as "Bright Future Chicago"  to bring universal child care to working Chicago families with children under the age of 5.

Who and how the program gets funding remains to be seen but whoever delivers on the promise, working parents say it's vitally important for Chicago's future.


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  • Get-a-room

    If the parent(s) cannot afford to raise a child, they shouldn’t have children. Accept personal responsibility and stop being greedy assuming other people are obligated to pay for your children.

  • one of many

    If fees and co-pays are too much, how should that beome the problem of other taxpayers who don’t have kids, have kids but pay for them themselves, or those who want kids but don’t yet have them before they can afford them? It doesn’t take a village – it takes parents. Everyone else in the village has their own needs and DO NOT have a responsibility to able-bodied parents who have apparently created too big a burden for themselves.
    Taxpayers are struggling and are sick of having to make up for others’ shortcomings or mistakes.

  • Cheryl

    I am just one one of many that feels it does take a village to raise a child. As a parent, we didn’t come with instructions but we had grandma or auntie, uncle who call said “if you don’t learn from your pass (mistakes, doing it your way) we are doomed to repeat those unwanted circumstances that so easily besets us. It’s time to speak up and NOT SHUT-UP!!!!

    Justne of many who feels and agree that IT DOES TAKE A VILAGEL

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