State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), the Senate ranking member on the Education Committee, was named a 2015 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance Children’s Champion at the Regional YMCA of Western CT in Bethel on Monday.
Boucher is one of 26 state legislators honored this year by the CT Early Childhood Alliance, an outreach and advocacy organization.
Every year, the Alliance recognizes legislators who worked closely with early childhood advocates to shape legislation that impacts the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition and safety.
Boucher, who represents Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton, has been named a Children’s Champion twice previously, in 2009 and 2012.
“I am truly honored to be named a Children’s Champion,” Boucher said in a statement. “This is the fifth time I have received this honor, and each time is so special and meaningful to me. Young children and educational quality and access have always been top priorities in my public service work. I commend the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for its strong advocacy surrounding pre-school and early childhood education and promoting best practices in child development.”