Parent centers need our support
To the Editor:
Heights Parent Center in Cleveland Heights and Family Connections at Shaker Family Center in Shaker Heights need our help. In this economy, their traditional sources of support are being cut. They must depend more and more on individual support.
As a new parent, I found these centers to be a great resource. As an early childhood educator, I am impressed by the services they provide. Families with young children gain education, resources and support to help them be the best parents they can be!
I would like to stress that high quality early childhood experiences have an influence that reaches far beyond the child alone. Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman points out that every dollar invested in quality early childhood education has an annualized yield of up to 17 percent. Let's step up to invest in the future success of our young children at www.heightsparentcenter.org and www.familyconnections1.org.