Tri-County Early Education freshman and juniors, along with their teachers, visited the Massachusetts State House. State Representative Jeffrey Roy, who represents Franklin and areas of Medway in the House of Representatives, led them on a tour during which he explained in detail the rich history of the State House.
As part of their tour students and teachers were led to a meeting room where they had the opportunity to discuss issues regarding early education and care in Massachusetts. Grade 11 students had reviewed budget proposals relevant to early education and care in Massachusetts some of which they discussed with Representative Roy. In addition, students who have participated in internships in elementary school classrooms expressed their concerns with the curricular expectations for children in kindergarten and first grade. This is a valuable opportunity for the students, who are teachers in training, to advocate for optimal early learning experiences for young children.
The tour ended in the House Chambers, where the group gathered around the rostrum for a photo with Representative Roy.
This is the seventh year that Early Education students have visited the State House to advocate for initiatives for early education and care in Massachusetts.