Letter to the editor: Jayne Crosby Giles will be strong voice in Maine Senate

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:30pm

As an early childhood educator and mother of a three-year-old child, it is important to me that we have a powerful advocate for accessible education for our youngest residents and to support our young and working families.

I believe that Jayne Crosby Giles is that person for Waldo County. Options for quality care and schooling for children under three are extremely limited in Waldo County — at our school, we get inquiries from new families daily — and making early education available to children in our community is a high priority for Jayne.

As the CEO of MaineStream Finance, she and her team offered business education and support to individuals looking to start home-based preschool programs in rural communities throughout the state where such programming was limited.  Jayne currently works with Broadreach Family and Community Services, assisting them with finding resources to support their education and early intervention programs.  Jayne will be a strong voice in the Maine Senate for families and will find solutions that will allow working families the access to quality early childhood education in this county without adding to the already heavy burden on the taxpayers of Maine.

As a parent and educator, I urge you to join me in supporting Jayne Crosby Giles to be our next State Senator. 

Mallory Banks Harnden lives in Belfast