Able 2 in Elmira will end operations of its Children’s Services Preschool Program this year. The agency said it can “no longer afford to subsidize the losses of operating the program” which has been in operation since 1970.
Tom Reed wrote:
The Happiness House in Geneva is all about giving children and adults with and without disabilities opportunities to learn and grow together. We visited the Happiness House this week, spending time with children in their pre-K program and talking with teachers and staff about what federal funding they rely on to continue providing services and programs to the 1,000+ families they serve in our area. The Finger Lakes region is lucky to have such a strong resource in the Happiness House.
Talking isn’t enough; if Congress can do nothing else this year, it should find money to keep these programs in operation.
© William Hungerford – June 2014