Do you want to continue to raise the academic levels of our children in elementary schools in urban areas?

Does it make you angry that funds are about to be cut from such programs that make this happen?

What are you willing to do about it?

It is vital that we as advocates for our children step up and take the action steps necessary to make sure a child’s education is being provided. The follow report suggests major funding being lost throughout the state of NJ for preschool age children in urban areas. For the editorial, click here. I am not going to go on and on about the politics in this editorial but want to focus on how we can continue to move forward.

We have to constantly remember that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Contacting the right people who have the power to sway this for the benefit of the children is critical. Creating awareness in the areas affected is important and encouraging them to take action steps. Sometimes it’s even better if we give them specific actions steps they can take, such as who to call, write to, and a sample letter for them to use. It takes a village to raise a child and community involvement is imperative when dealing with these issues.

Posted by Lesa Day, an author, speaker and certified parenting/family coach who is the founder of The Yes I Can Child.