President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework would provide the most transformative investment in children and caregiving in generations. The Build Back Better framework would enable states to expand access to free early childhood education for more than 6 million children per year and increase the quality of early childhood education for many more children already enrolled. Additionally, the Build Back Better framework would ensure that middle-class families pay no more than 7 percent of their income on child care and will help states expand access to high-quality, affordable child care to about 20 million children per year – covering 9 out of 10 families across the country with young children. What could this mean for our Jewish community?
Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on March 10 for their virtual event, “Universal Early Childhood Education: What Could This Mean for Our Jewish Community?” Registration is available on the Jewish Federation website.
Cara Ciminillo is the Executive Director of Trying Together, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit supporting the work of early childhood through advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education, Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
Anna Hartman is the Director of Early Childhood Excellence at the Jewish United Fund and the Director of the Paradigm Project, a national network that nurtures emerging leadership in Jewish early childhood education. Anna holds a master’s in Jewish educational leadership from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is a doctoral candidate in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has participated in three study tours of the renowned municipal early childhood centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy. A recipient of the Pomegranate Prize, JUF’s Samuel A. Goldsmith Young Professional Award, and the Covenant Award, Anna lives in the Chicago neighborhood of Roscoe Village.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seeks to cultivate resources, connect people, and collaborate across the community to live and fulfill Jewish values. Learn more about the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on their website.