State Rep. John Geragosian (D-25), Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee, was honored last month along with other lawmakers by the The CT Early Childhood Alliance for “engagement on issues related to early childhood’ at the annual “Children’s Champions” event.
Geragosian was among 57 lawmakers recognized according to the Alliance whose leaders “wanted to thank the legislators who have been a positive force for early childhood, by engaging programs in their communities and supporting early childhood here at the Capitol.”
Geragosian’s colleague and one-time New Britain community organizer, House Speaker Christopher Donovan (D-Meriden), was chosen to receive the Alliance’s “Legislator of the Year” award. He has been a consistent champion for Connecticut’s children this year, forming the “Task Force on Children in the Recession” and has shown unwavering leadership in supporting children.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, a group of organizations and individuals committed to improving developmental outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security for children ages birth to eight. Member organizations provide care and education for nearly 20,000 children.
The Alliance’s goal is for all children born in Connecticut to enter kindergarten healthy, eager to learn, and ready for school success.