The Early Learning Coalition has "allowed me to afford daycare so I can continue to work".
Ryan; father of 3 (ages 4, 3 and 6 months)
Ryan has been receiving services for 2 months
Tonya's future plans are "complete my GED, get my CNA and one day own my own house".
Tonya; single mother of 5 (ages 18, 13, 10, 4 & 1)
Tonya has been receiving services for 2 months
"If I didn't have these services I would only be able to work part time" Kemisha's future goals - go back to school and become a teacher.
Kemisha; single mother of 1 (age 5)
Kemisha has been receiving services for 2 years
"My son would not have the opportunity to be in a quality daycare" Alicia's future goals - complete LPN courses and be the best parent she can be!
Alicia; single mother of 1 (age 3)
Alicia has been receiving services for 1 year
"I was able to work and provide for my family, put myself through the Police Academy, and I now have a degree in Criminal Justice and plan on getting a job as a Law Enforcement Officer."
Candace; single mother of 3 (ages 12, 7 & 2)
Candace has been receiving services for over 2 years
"I would have to ask friends and family to watch my daughter rather than have her in a quality daycare facility" Michelle's future goals - finish up her Bachelor's in Public Accounting.
Michelle; single mother of 1 (age 15 months)
Michelle has been receiving services for 6 months
"If it wasn't for ELC I would be unemployed or have my children stay in an unsafe environment while working. I am currently a hair stylist building up my clientele in order to pay for my own child care."
Cyndee; single mother of 2 (ages 7 & 2)
Cyndee has been receiving services for 1 year
"Because of ELC I have been able to maintain my full-time school schedule. I am 6 months from graduating and becoming financially independent" Elena's future goals - become a nuclear medicine technologist.
Elena; single mother of 2 (ages 5 & 3)
Elena has been receiving services for 10 months
"Without ELC I would never be able to attend school and afford daycare. I would be working a dead end job instead of making the Dean's List" Angela's future goals - finish school, work 9 am - 5 pm and be home at night so I can put my child to bed.
Angela; single mother of 1 (age 2)
Angela has been receiving services for 1 year