Voices for Children 2012
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Voices for Young Children Advocacy Day was a day for childcare providers to talk to their legislators. Everyone who came to Voices was asked to sign a petition to restore the absent day cut. The absent day policy wants to cut 25 days of covered absent days to 10.
Our day started off with the children’s activities. We heard a little speech about how moving our bodies helps us to learn. We sang songs, did the 12 month Macarena, and some animal stretching. Next came the speakers- Governor Dayton spoke and declared this week as the week of the young child in MN. We took a short yoga break and finished with a motivational speech from a former contestant of the Biggest Loser TV show. (See more pictures below)
Attendees: Samantha Ragsdale, Bridget Sturm, Miranda Neher, Kaci Henry, Priscilla Perez, Jessica Jackson, Melissa Van Dusartz (not pictured)