Rep. Carter Honored For Tireless Efforts For Children
Rep. Carter honored For Tireless Efforts For Children
HARTFORD—Last Friday morning State Representative Dan Carter (R-2) was commended for his continual work making Connecticut a better place for children to live and grow.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance recognized Rep. Carter as a “Children’s Champion” for ushering legislation aimed at improving outcomes for young children, taking special interest in the issues facing young children, and engaging with advocates on early childhood issues.
“Early childhood development and proper guidance throughout those formative years is absolutely crucial. I learned this firsthand teaching young Air Force ROTC students the basics on how to fly. It is critical to provide a strong foundation for learning so that children will have a better chance to grow and progress into the smart, capable and mature adults they all have the potential to become.” Rep. Carter said.
Rep. Carter added, “I am humbled by this recognition and will use it as motivation to do an even better job of serving the needs of our young people legislatively and in the community. I thank the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for their efforts and I am proud to stand beside such an impressive group of public officials who share my dedication to bettering the lives of young people.”
Awards were presented to Rep. Carter and 22 other state legislators at the State Capitol. The room was packed with over 60 parents, early childhood advocates and activist leaders from across the state.
Rep. Carter received this award for his efforts to promote early childhood issues both locally and at the State Capitol.
“Rep. Carter was chosen as a 2012 Children’s Champion for demonstrating a strong level of commitment to early childhood through leadership on policy issues during the 2012 legislative session, and active involvement on local early childhood initiatives,” said Maggie Adair, Executive Director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide membership and advocacy organization committed to improving developmental outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security for children ages birth to eight. They have member organizations which employ over 3,000 Connecticut residents and provide care and education for nearly 20,000 children.
Representative Carter represents the communities of Bethel, Danbury and Redding