After a while, I started working part time at my children's child care center and the Early Learning Coalition helped me with training for that job. Now, I'm a nurse, the children and I have our own apartment and we even have a puppy!!!! After everything, with all of the Early Learning Coalition's help, we have survived, we're now making it on our own and we're finally happy!
The Early Learning Coalition helped me find child care for my children and assisted with the cost of child care, so that I could look for a job. Now I have a great new job and am currently working towards no longer needing their services! I love knowing that my children are being properly cared for, and I can't wait to be able to give back to these types of agencies that have helped my family and me get back up on our own two feet!
Because of the assistance the Early Learning Coalition provided, I was able to begin working in health care as a temporary worker. I have sinced been promoted to a full time management position. Knowing my children are safe and well cared for means that I can concentrate on my job and not worry about them. I also don't have to worry as much about cutting expenses to pay for good child care.
The staff at the Early Learning Coalition has always treated me courteously and professionally. They helped me find a wonderful day care facility, even one with Saturday hours. My children's social skills have improved. They can write their names and are even learning Spanish! We are on our way!
"Without ELC, I don't know how I would make it. This program has changed my life for the better.”
Alisha cannot work and care for her baby without support. She says that without the ELC, she would be "looking for handouts everywhere.” With plans to save money and go back to school, Alisha wants to start a college fund for her daughter, so that she can have an opportunity to achieve her goals.
The ELC School Readiness Program has allowed Alisha and her daughter to take the first steps towards self sufficiency and independence. Alisha can now begin to realize a better life for herself and child.
"My daughter will learn that there is always someone there to help you.”