Letters to the editor: Look for quality child program

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Look for quality child program
I have my B.A. degree and have been a lead teacher for more than 10 years in early childhood programs. I am writing to explain how important it is to have high quality childhood programs for young children.
Being a lead teacher for so long has given me the opportunity to see the differences in centers based on their quality. When in a lower quality center, the supplies are very limited, which limits what the teachers can do. The teachers are often overworked and underpaid, which leads to unhappiness in the center causing many issues for other staff and the children.
Often in the lower-quality programs, there is a lack of evolvement in the children’s education. The teachers are often not qualified enough.
We need to focus on our main goal the children. In the higher-quality centers, teachers are appreciated more, which trickles down to their own performance in the classroom which benefits the children. For our society today, we need the best quality programs so our teachers can excel which in turn brightens the lives of the children every day.
We need to ensure proper education, love and support for our young children’s minds so they can grow up and lead our world. Remember they are our future; we will depend on them. Let’s give them the best quality education we can.
ó Megan Easter
Join the Life Chain
On Oct. 4, the 22nd annual Life Chain is planned for North Carolina as are more than 1,300 in other states and Canada for that Sunday from 2:15 till 3:30 p.m.
Concerned and caring folks will stand silently in prayer in Statesville, Troutman, Mooresville, Mocksville, Salisbury, Kannapolis, Raleigh, Greensboro, Hickory, Union-Grove, Harmony, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and many other areas.
You may check on the site www.lifechain.net to find out where each one will be held and your coordinator for that area.
Through the change of leadership in our country, a lot of the victories won in the courts to cut back on the numbers of abortions have been overturned. Since 1973, 30 percent of our population is missing due to abortion. That is more than 43 million plus. This is 30 times the soldiers who have died in all the wars since the 1860s. Every 23 seconds, an unborn baby loses the right to live.
Please join us on that Sunday afternoon.
ó Linda Murdock HarmonStatesville
No politics in this
In reference to two recent letters blaming Obama, etal., for lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in the next two years: Please enlighten the idiots and let them know that COLAs have been determined by a set formula that was passed into law in 1975, and that neither political party has anything to do with it. Why do people not try to educate themselves before writing letters that show how ignorant they are?
ó Dee Sink
Sasha thanks you
I would like to thank everyone who came out to Sasha’s Birthday Party at the Stitchin’ Post on Sept. 5 that benefited Faithful Friends. More than $1,000 was raised for the Animal Sanctuary, one puppy and two kittens were adopted, and five carloads of pet food and supplies were collected for the foster pets and parents. Your concern, care and donations confirm the critical need for a no-kill facility.
Thank you for your overwhelming generosity. Sasha says we look forward to seeing you next year at her birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2010, to benefit Faithful Friends.
ó Pam Hylton Coffield
Come for a dip
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Youth In Action Against Tobacco Council will host a youth recruitment ice cream social at the Rowan Public Library (Hurley meeting room) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The council is recruiting 7th-12th graders interested in educating youth about the dangers of tobacco and encouraging youth to live a 100 percent tobacco-free life. Ice cream will be served, and members of the council will present information about TRU events and activities. Youth will also be sharing with youth the application process to join the youth council.
Come hear firsthand from the youth members and see if it’s something you’d like to be a part of. Earn community service hours and other incentives for joining Rowan County Youth In Action Against Tobacco Council.
Our next youth council meeting is Monday Sept. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Rowan Public Library. Our program is funded by the NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund.
ó Rashawn Joshua