The Needs Assessment 2014 discusses the growing problem that there is not enough child care slots; not enough quality child care; not enough day care subsidy; and not enough funding to support a declining early child care system. The governments are trying to rapidly fill the gaps with funding that attempts to address specific issues, but does not address the real need, which is providing services for all children between birth and 5 to prepare them to enter school.
As a result of changing economic conditions and changes in societal norms, parents are forced to work, and therefore there is no one at home to promote this critical child development education. Therefore, quality child care becomes more critical. All children need to receive a strong foundation to develop social, emotional, early reading readiness, eye-hand coordination, large motor, small motor, and self-help skills. The children who enter school need to be strong and ready to achieve greater success.
Needs Assessment 2015 Report • Available upon request (call our office for a copy 845-331-7080)