The issue of Paid Family Leave has been in the news and on a lot of people’s minds recently, and it is an important topic for many families in Westchester County. There are more working mothers than before and more children in child care. A newborn’s development is critical to his/her success in life. According to zerotothree.org babies come into the world with some very useful survival reflexes, they are still strikingly helpless, in large part because the cerebral cortex is still quite immature. The cerebral cortex is responsible for all of our conscious thoughts, feelings, memories, and voluntary actions. Although all of the neurons in the cortex are produced before birth, they are poorly connected. The cerebral cortex produces most of its synaptic connections after birth which at its peak creates an astonishing two million new synapses every second. With these new connections come a baby's many mental milestones, such as color vision, a pincer grasp, or a strong attachment to his parents.
Parents who must work to provide for their families need the support to make it economically feasible to take the necessary time off to be their new born. The Paid Family Leave will give this support to the families as well as help employers retain valuable staff.
The Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
encourages you, your friends, family and all to come to the
A Pro & Con Discussion to Consider New York State’s Approach to Family Leave
Thursday, March 24th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building
1 Van Wyck Street
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef