Are You Familiar with Cradles?

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Brazil, IN, June 16, 2018 | comments
Cradles is making a “tremendous difference” in family’s lives, said an impressed Larry Bucshon, U.S. Representative from Indiana, following A visit to the Brazil Cradles site ia at First Baptist Church in January. The non-profit organization also operates a site in Clay City.
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Cradles is making a “tremendous difference” in family’s lives, said an impressed Larry Bucshon, U.S. Representative from Indiana, following a visit to the Brazil Cradles site ia at First Baptist Church in January. The non-profit organization also operates a site in Clay City.

Cradles is about education — helping parents learn what they need to know to get good jobs to provide for their families and helping their children learn what they need to know when they start school.

As we reported on Jan. 26, Bucshon said the Cradles program “is really awesome because it gives parents opportunities to go back to school and further their career at a child care rate that they can afford because that’s a big barrier, the cost of childcare. Some people are stuck in a cycle where they to get their GED, if they haven’t got a high school diploma or they want to go to Ivy Tech, Indiana State or another school and get a degree to advance their career and the barrier is they don’t have affordable child care. It really makes a difference.”

In August, we reported both sites plan to attain a Level 3 or 4 status on the Paths to Quality program while partnering with Chances And Services for Youth.

Paths to Quality is Indiana’s version of the national Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) that has a goal of improving the quality of child care, preschool and school-age programs.

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