New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Talks About the Importance of Early Childhood Education

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On Sunday March 27, 2011, about 35 Children’s Aid Society parents attended City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s State of the District Address held at the Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus, a Children's Aid Community School in Washington Heights.

In the Council Member’s address, he talked about his accomplishments since 2009 and shared his vision for the neighborhood going forward. Rodriguez emphasized the importance of investing in early childhood education and acknowledged The Children’s Aid Society for its work in this field. “As a former educator, the issue of education is one that I have been committed to for many years and so I cannot emphasize enough how important our children’s education is, specifically education for children ages zero to five. Scientific research has proven time and again that the biggest investment we can make is to invest in our children’s education from the start.”

In closing, Council Member Rodriguez called upon his constituents to band together in order to make their neighborhoods safer and build a thriving community. “We need to continue to work together to ensure that our community is the best that it can be. We need to help one another to find more solutions to the problems that exist.”

Click here to learn more about The Children's Aid Society's Early Childhood programs.